What's on in the Penistone Area - 2015

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This is the big 'What's On' Penistone list and is frequently updated. New Items are highlighted.

More What's On - Other useful listings can be found on Paramount Theatre (76 7532) and Penistone's official website, Visit Penistone, which also has a good list of museums and art galleries. NB. Some on-line Paramount bookings might not include concessions (over 60s and under 15s).

For listings which include the Barnsley and Stocksbridge areas, see Barnsley Chronicle and Penistone FM. Penistone Town Council has a useful Community Centre diary but the Mayor's Appointments has proved to be too taxing to update. Events Intro has previous years, disclaimer, etc.


area mapNotable 2015 Events

  • WWI Cemetery Ceremony - 15th January.
  • 'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood' - Jan./Feb. Penistone Theatre Group
  • 'When the Lights go on Again' - March, Paramount. Penistone Centre Stage.
  • VE70 - May. Commemorating the end of WWII in Europe with a wonderful service.
  • East Peak Outdoors Walking Festival - Various dates in June. EPIP.
  • Masonic Hall Open Day - 13th September. A first time for Penistone's Lodge.
  • 'Move Over Mrs Markham' - 24th to 26th Sept., Paramount. Penistone Theatre Group.
  • The Third Penistone Beer Festival - 16th/17th Oct., Pen. Church. DDale & Dist Lions
  • 'Mr Scrooge' - 26th to 28th November. By Penistone Centre Stage Musicals.
  • 'No Horizon' (Musical) - 29th Nov. By 'Penistone Community Arts'.
  • 'Rock of Ages' - From 9th November. By Razzmatazz. (Facebook)
  • Centenary of Films in Penistone Town Hall - 20th Nov. See Town Hall History.
  • Penistone Beer Festival (MkII) - 20th to 22nd Nov. A new event for the White Heart.
Local Information
  • Market Day - Thursday mornings and a smaller one Saturday mornings, Market Barn. A wide range of household goods, fruit & veg., plants, flowers, bread, cakes, sweets, clothing, jewellery, shoes, toiletries, e-cigs, cleaning materials, toys, crafts, hardware, smelly pet supplies, fish, olives and more. Stalls vary.
  • Local Produce Market - Thursday mornings, Community Centre. Mostly home-made jams, bread, cake and house things. Refreshments.
  • Penistone Historic Archives - Thursday Market days, up to early afternoon, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. Lots of local interest.
  • Market Day in the Church - Light lunches and refreshments usually available in Penistone Church. Also local information and leaflets.
  • Penistone Food Fairs - Every second Sunday of the month, Penistone Market Barn.
  • Penistone Information - Penistone Library and Penistone Church support the community with information, walk maps and leaflets.
  • Half Day Closing - Some shops close early on Wednesdays and after 1pm on Saturdays.
  • 'We are Penistone' - Facebook group 'We are Penistone' for buying, selling, wanted, events and local interest.
    A wide range of things for sale like a continuous car boot sale.
  • 'CAP' - Campaigning for the preservation of our town: Community Action Penistone ('CAP' on Facebook).
  • Local Businesses - Free advertising of local businesses: S36 Businesses (Facebook).

Penistone coat of armsPenistone Coit of Arms - There are nice little Penistone coits of arms here and there in the list, highlighting items of particular community interest to our area.

Disclaimer - Whilst every effort is taken to be accurate and research alternative sources, there is a possibility of errors in this Events List. Sources can sometimes be vague about important details and might change them or cancel their events without notice. The webmeister accepts no liability for inconvenience, loss or consequential loss. "Thar on thi ooan lad"

Events Secretaries : To get your event noticed, posters will have: Event, Time, Location, Admission price, Organiser and Contact Details. Bung them up in: Hallmark Cards, Tesco Noticeboard, Paul Schofield Butcher, Ward's Chippery, Arthouse Café, Café Crème, Co-op (charities only), Community Centre Noticeboard, Library Noticeboard, Post Office noticeboard, and PTC Noticeboards. Shops don't charge for posters but the Post Office will do. Don't forget the Blu-Tak, as tape leaves a mess. Then call Barnsley Chronicle's Paul Whitehouse, 01226 734263 (Newsdesk) and try Look Local.

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January   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar). See 2016
This Month Recovering from the festivities, Blood donoring, a cemetery event and then 'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood' by Penistone Theatre Group.
Thurs 1st BH New Year's Day. Bank Holiday. (Time & Date)
Fri 2nd BH NY+1 - Another day off to recover. (Time & Date)
Sun 4th Dressage Event - 10am to 5pm, romley Farm Indoor Arena, Peafields lane, Wortley Sheffield, S35 7DE. Various categories explained on the Legup Equestrian website.
Mon 5th Back to School - for the schoolies. See BMBC School Dates.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Trimmings Come Down - A Huddersfield Examiner article explains it: 'The traditional date to pack away the baubles is Twelfth Night, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking". There is some confusion as to whether Twelfth Night is January 5 or January 6. The decision that Twelfth Night falls on the night of January 5, the night before the Twelfth Day of Christmas, stems from the Roman Catholic practice of the day beginning at sunset, rather than midnight.'
  ,,   ,, 'Folk Sing Around' - Time not stated, The George, Upper Denby. This is a new event at The George and will be twice a month from this date. The George (facebook).
Tues 6th PFR Winter Handicap, Race 6 - 6.34pm, Start and finish at the lamp post outside Penistone Leisure Centre, Thurlstone Road, S36 9EF. About 4½ miles on dark side roads (rough in places), with 600 feet of ascent. Wear reflective clothing. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form.
Thurs 8th P.A.C.T. Meeting - 10am, Community Centre, Church Street. Public meeting to discuss local Police, nuisance and crime issues. Contact the Police by calling 101. 'Barnsley West' Police. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Jazz Night - Time not stated, The George, Upper Denby. First one of the year and repeated on the first Thursday of the month. This is already established and gathering support. Pie and Peas available in the interval. The George (facebook).
Fri 9th Twilight Soul Club - 7pm to midnight, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. £4 admission. This is the first Northern Soul evening of the year in this popular monthly event, with regular and guest DJs. The club has an all-vinyl policy for the authentic sound. Always the second Friday of the month. Facebook.
Sun 11th Deadline Extended for Barnsley MBC LDP Replies - Now Sunday 18th January. This is all about BMBC's proposals for their Local Development Plan to open our countryside to more housing expansion. The deadline was extended a further week following the premature shutdown of the BMBC webpage on 11th Jan and complaints from Penistone Community Action (Facebook Group),which was then able to negotiate the extension with BMBC's Cllr Miller. See BMBC's LDP Consultation Page. The BMBC proposals are available to view in Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, First 2015 RBL Quiz Night - 9pm to late, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. First of this year's quiz nights. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL.
Weds 14th 'Monk Bretton Priory' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Mr Ian Stevenson, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
Thurs 15th WWI Cemetery Ceremony - 11.30am, Stottercliff Cemetery. Members of the Lancashire Fusiliers Association, Sheffield Royal Engineers Association, Royal Engineers from the Sheffield TA barracks and a representative of 106 Field Squadron will visit the cemetery to pay their respects at the WW1 grave of Fusilier T Hill and his brother Sapper JH Hill. Also in attendance will be Angela Smith MP (Penistone and Stocksbridge), members of the local council, Father David Hopkin of Penistone Church and BMBC Bereavement Services. The Headstone of the two brothers was re-set on its plinth after being laid down for some years, with the aid of a grant awarded by Penistone Town Council. Anybody wishing to attend are most welcome. See also the Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC.
Fri 16th Deadline for Barnsley MBC LDP Replies. 5pm. This was all about BMBC's proposals for their Local Development Plan to open our countryside to more housing expansion. The deadline was extended a further week following the premature shutdown of the BMBC webpage on 11th Jan and complaints from Penistone Community Action (Facebook Group), which was then able to negotiate the extension with BMBC's Cllr Miller. See BMBC's LDP Consultation Page. The BMBC proposals are available to view in Penistone Library.
Mon 19th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). The first council meeting of the year, followed by a planning meeting. S Yorks Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings is attending as a special guest. Also representatives of Community Action Penistone (Facebook) who are concerned about planning issues. The public may attend and observe the meeting and raise a point or two before it starts. PTC meetings are on the third Monday of each month except August. Penistone Town Council
Tues 20th PFR Winter Handicap, Race 7 - 6.34pm, Start and finish at the lamp post outside Penistone Leisure Centre, Thurlstone Road, S36 9EF. About 4½ miles on dark side roads, which are rough in places, with 600 feet of ascent. Wear reflective clothing. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form.
Weds 21st 'Georgina, Dutchess of Devonshire' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Mrs Pat Osbourne, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
Thurs 22nd Book Sale - From 11am to 6pm, Penistone Library, next door to St Andrew's church. Bring some bags with you.
  ,,   ,, 'Toffee' - 8.30pm to 11.30pm, The Huntsman. Free admission. Facebook says: 'Mike and Dave will back with their music hall antics for our entertainment and to try to raise a little cash for Weston Park cancer unit through contributions and a raffle for bottles received over the Christmas period.' More info, call 76 4892. The Huntsman (Facebook).
Fri 23rd Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits served. Blood
Sat 24th Winston Churchill - Fifty Years Anniversary of his death in 1965. There is likely to be a TV event in his honour.
Sun 25th Thurlstone Brass Band AGM - 7pm, Millhouse Institute. Bob Eastwood (trombonianist) in the chair. Thurlstone Brass Band. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Burns Night - Local pub events scattered around. (Time & Date)
Weds 28th 'Historical Herbalism' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Mrs Liz Parkhurst , organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
  ,,   ,, Richard Knight (Psychic) - 7pm, Ye Olde Mustard Pot, Midhopestones. Price not stated. Please call 76 1155 to book.
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'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood' - Paramount. All tickets £4 on the opening night, otherwise £9 with £5 concessions and a mid-week family special for £20 (probably two adults and two children). Advance bookings, call Box Office, 76 7532. Another annual fun pantomime from Penistone Theatre Group.
Thurs 29th Live Irish Music - 8.30pm to 11.30pm, The Huntsman. Free admission. Sheffield band 'Grinah' will play predominently Irish music for your entertainment. More info, call 76 4892. The Huntsman (Facebook).
Fri 30th Murder Mystery Night - Arrive 7pm for the meal at 7.30pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. £40 per person or £130 for two guests with overnight stay and breakfast. A classic 'Who Dunnit' evening. Three-course meal with entertainment throughout the evening as guests participate and follow clues after each course. Twenties dress recommended. Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, 'Rocket Man' (Elton John Tribute) - Time not stated, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. 'Andy Crosbie as Sir Elton John', it says on Facebook.
Sat 31st Open Doors Dinner - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Sausage Casserole and vegetables or Poached Salmon and vegetables (no vegetarian option). Also a selection of sweets, tea and coffee. Everybody welcome. From poster.

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February   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month The only month with a 'Brewery' in its name, as in Feb-roo-ary. Saint Valentine will bring some much-needed romance to the world.
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'Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood' (Pantomime) - Paramount. All tickets £4 on the opening night, otherwise £9 with £5 concessions and a mid-week family special for £20 (probably two adults and two children). Advance bookings, call Box Office, 76 7532. Another annual fun pantomime from Penistone Theatre Group.
Mon 2nd PTC Precept Meeting - 7pm, Community Centre. Members of the public and press are invited (possibly for the first time) to observe this meeting of Penistone Town Council to set the council's precept for 2015-2016. The 'precept' is the relatively small charge per person added to BMBC Council Tax for local purposes.
Weds 4th 'Viking and Saxon England' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Mr Pat McLaughlin, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
  ,,   ,, Public Meeting (CAP) - 7.30pm, Penistone Bowling Club - top side of Tesco car park. As it concerns great changes to the nature of our rural district, concerned residents and community groups might like to to attend. This is the inaugural meeting of Community Action Penistone (CAP), to develop a strategic plan of action for proposals in the draft 'Local Plan', which Barnsley Council is devising. The planning officer of Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Andrew Wood, will attend to offer guidance on planning policy and how to prepare for the consultation process, which is the Public Examination of the Draft Plan, and on how to deal with developers submitting aggressive planning applications before the Local Plan process has been completed. In the Chair is Graham Saunders, with Jan Stanley and Michael Boaler. Attending will be Andrew Wood (CPRE) and John Earnshaw, Steering Group Member of 'Keep It Green' 2014. It is likely that the more pro-active local councillors will attend. See the Community Action Penistone Facebook Group (if you have access to Facebook), which has the agenda (zipped docx format).
Sat 7th Scouts' Car Wash - 9.30am to 2pm, Penistone Scouts Car Park, up Wentworth Crescent. Suggested minimum - £3, which really means at least a fiver. The Jamboree group are braving the cold to raise a few pounds and improve their social skills. They will also have hot drinks and bacon butties available. This is a fund-raiser towards sending a group of local scouts to the international Jamboree in Japan this year. Pen Scouts
  ,,   ,, BMBC Councillor Surgery - 10.30am to Noon, Community Centre, Church Street. An opportunity to discuss issues with Penistone West BMBC councillors for the Labour Party. This was advertised in a Labour Party election flier.
  ,,   ,, Hog-Watch 2015 Launch - 11am to 12.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next to Penistone Library. Sign up as a hedgehog watcher. All sorts of things happening and refreshments available. Sponsored by Friends of the Earth (who meet at St Andrew's) and the Co-op society. See Our Hog-watch. From poster.
Sun 8th The Theory of Everything - 2pm, Paramount. One-off showing. The story of the renowned astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking. It stars: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne and Emily Watson. Run Time: Two hours. Paramount. Box Office: 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, Junior St Valentine's Disco - 6pm to 8pm, GJ Activity Centre, St Mary's Street (opposite the British Legion). Ticket only, £6 from Reception. For 12 to 16 year olds. DJ and non-alcoholic cocktail bar. Enquiries, call 07921 815 786, Email: gemma@gjactivityvillage.co.uk. This is a new business offering dance classes for all ages and abilities, including tiny tots, and birthday parties for the little ones. See DJ Activity Centre ('Get up and Dance'). From poster.
Tues 10th PFR Winter Handicap, Race 8 - 6.34pm, Start and finish at the lamp post outside Penistone Leisure Centre, Thurlstone Road, S36 9EF. About 4½ miles on dark side roads, which are rough in places, with 600 feet of ascent. Wear reflective clothing. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form.
Weds 11th 'Artifacts from the Maurice Dobson Museum' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Mr G Hutchison, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
  ,,   ,, Public Meeting (CAP) - 7.30pm, Penistone Bowling Club - top side of Tesco car park. Community Action Penistone (CAP) was formed to develop a strategic action plan for proposals in BMBC's draft 'Local Plan'. Great changes are planned by Barnsley Council and any concerned residents and community groups might like to attend this meeting, without obligation. The inaugural meeting (see 4th February above) had people from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Keep It Green, community groups, local town councillors and the general public. This meeting is likely to be more of an open forum. From Community Action Penistone Facebook Group.
Sat 14th Saint Valentine's Day Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Church. Cakes and a 'really useful' raffle. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds to 'Projects in Melanesia'. Penistone Church. From poster.
  ,,   ,, An Afternoon with Elizabeth Harrison - Opens 1.45pm for 2.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Admission £7.50. Elizabeth will be playing the wonderful Allen 317ex Digital Theatre Organ, with a mixture which includes romantic ballads for Saint Valentines day. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Words and Music Inspired by the Saint - Opens 2pm for 2.30pm start, to 3.30pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine. Free admission but all donations gratefully received for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Entertainment in words and recorded music. Light refreshments will be available (provided by Penistone Tesco). From poster.
Sun 15th Wedding Fayre - Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Free admission and parking. 'All your needs for your special day under one roof. Why not make a day of it with a Sunday Carvery, the bar is open all day too.' Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, The 'Tin Bath' Steam Train - 2pm-ish, Penistone Viaduct. This trip is often delayed or cancelled. Departs Sheffield 1.30pm-ish to go over Penistone's 29-arch Viaduct at around 2pm. See the Tin Bath website. Have a look at a video clip of the 'Tin Bath'.
Mon 16th School Holiday - Until Friday 20th. See BMBC for School Dates.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council - 7pm, The Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building. A brief public participation period precedes the meeting. This one is special, as the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire has been invited. Pen T Council
Tues 17th Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, which Christians observe as the last day before fasting for Lent. Penistone Co-op will most likely have some instant pancake mixture in a bottle. Just add water and give it a shake, then slop some into a hot frying pan. Don't forget maple syrup and lemon juice. (Time & Date)
,,   ,, BBCS Exhibition (and a Call for BBCS Memorabilia) - Times not given, Penistone Library. A travelling display from Barnsley Museum is visiting libraries. The theme is the old Barnsley British Co-operative Society (BBCS). Barnsley Museum is asking to borrow any BBCS Co-op memorabilia and photos that residents might have. After they have been returned, you might like to donate them to Penistone Historic Archives, to keep them in the Penistone area for all to see. Have a look at this Co-op film at the Yorkshire Film Society. See 'Experience Barnsley' (Barnsley Museum).
,,   ,, Shrovetide Dinner - Dinnertime from Noon, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Prices not given. Menu: Beef Stew and Yorkshire Pudding (no Vegetarian option), Choice of Sweet, Tea and Coffee. Also a cake stall. Proceeds to St Andrew's funds. All welcome. From poster.
,,   ,, Spiritualist Night - Opens 7pm for 8pm start (9pm break), The Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Admission £9 per person. Bookings arranged by calling 76 3259 or by calling in at the pub. If they are any good, they will know you are coming anyway. This is a popular event with Debbie Askew doing the readings. Home-made meat & potato pie and peas available (vegetarian options also available). Waggon and Horses.
,,   ,, 'Sheffield in Tudor and Stuart Times' (Talk) - 7.30pm to 9.15pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley Village. Admission Free to 'Friends of Wortley Hall Gardens', £2.50 to non-members. This is a talk by David Templeman of Manor Lodge, Sheffield. All are welcome. Enquiries, call: 01142 830 056. FoWHG. From 'Look Local'.
Weds 18th Ash Wednesday - First day of Lent. The day of penitence for Christians to cleanse their souls before fasting during the Lent period. After all those pancakes, that sounds perfect. Ash Weds. (Time & Date)
,,   ,, Penistone History Group AGM - 2pm, Community Centre. This group meets every Wednesday during the winter months.
,,   ,, Community Action Penistone - 7.30pm, Bowling Club. Following the Open Forum of 11th February, when around twenty local people attended, the group is now identifying its priorities and sharpening the knives. Local community groups and concerned residents from the Penistone/Thurlstone area are invited to attend to raise their concerns about over-development in our area. See the Community Action Penistone Facebook Group.
Thurs 19th 'The Freedom Trail' (Talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community Centre. Admission not stated. This is a talk by guest speaker, Milo Milinkovic, organised by Thurgoland Local History Group. All are welcome.
Fri 20th Charity Vote - Yorkshire Building Society, Market Street, Penistone. People are invited to vote at the YBS shop on how they will allocate £1,000 charity money. Voting lasts for two weeks from this date. The charities are: Penistone Young Farmers, Barnsley Hospice and Sporting Penistone (the old Drill Hall). The £1,000 will be split three ways, into £500, 300 and £200 and allocated according to the result of the ballot. Penistone YBS. From Barnsley Chronicle.
,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits served. Blood
Sat 21st Charity Race Night - 7.30pm, The Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. £5 Admission by ticket only, includes pie and peas, call 76 3259. All proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Support. Waggon and Horses.
Sun 22nd Local History Day - 10am to 3pm, Barnsley Museum, Barnsley Town Hall. Free admission. Stalls and displays from over 40 local heritage groups and organisations, with entertainment and activities. Penistone History Group also has a stand. Also a series of historical talks: 10.30am, David Walker Barker: 'Landscape, Rocks and Hot Air - From the Coal Measures to the Glasshouse'; Noon, Tim Lynch: 'Finding Uncle Harold'; 1.30pm, Brian Elliott: 'Images of Coal Miners'. Local history groups can book a stall by calling 01226 773 950. See 'Experience Barnsley' (Barnsley Museum).
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Fairtrade Fortnight - National annual event by campaigners supporting fair prices for overseas food producers. This year's event focusses on producers of cocoa, sugar and tea. Penistone's local branch puts on family activities and chocolate give-aways. Penistone Fair Trade and Fairtrade Foundation.
 Mon 23th Crochet and Knitted Flowers Workshop - 10am to Noon-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Workshop fee £15. All materials, instruction and refreshments included. Other courses and workshops to follow. Call 01226 379 025, Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk . See Wool Monkey. From poster.
Weds 25th 'Silk Road Cities of Uzbekistan' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Pat and Philip Alker, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
,,   ,, PCMF AGM - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church. This is for the Penistone Competitive Music Festival (PCMF) which is always held on the last Saturday of September. From Barnsley Chronicle.
,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 6pm to 9pm, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road. An opportunity to see Cubley Hall's facilities for wedding parties and speak to professionals who can provide all of the necessities for the Big Day, except the shotgun, of course. Call 76 6086. Cubley Hall.
Thurs 26th Grinah (Live Irish Music) - 8.30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Free admission. Enquiries, Call 76 4892. The Huntsman, Facebook Group
,,   ,, 'Psychic Yorkshire' Event - Time not given, The Blacksmith's Arms, Junction of Lee Lane and Manchester Road, Millhouse Green, S36 9NQ. Prices not given but booking is likely to be advisable, even though they will 'know'. 'One-to-one' readings from a commercial psychic outfit. With: Mediums, Tarot Cards, Palmistry, Crystal Ball, Angel Cards and Psychometry. Book your reading on 76 2211, Mobile: 07570 055 540. JB recommends the Blacksmith Arms for eating out. (Facebook)
Fri 27th

The 'Ice Cream Dream Team’ (Tasting Panel) - 7pm to 10pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, Delph Farm, just above Ingbirchworth. Admission £15.95 per person, book in advance and specify whether you need the veggie option. Call 01226 76 2551 (option 2) to secure your space. Enjoy a hot Yorkshire Brisket Sandwich (or veggie alternative) and glass of wine, before beginning a taste journey of established and experimental flavours. 'Score them and we'll reveal your favourites!' See Yummy Yorkshire.

Sat 28th FairTrade Fortnight in Penistone - Based on St Andrew's Church, High Street. Their website has no useful information about the fortnight's events but it does mention the following item performed by Penistone Players. Penistone's Mayor, Cllr Steve Marsh will be attending whatever is happening. Fairtrade in Penistone.
,,   ,, 'Aladdin and the Magic (Fairtrade) Banana' - 7pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Admission (includes refreshments and free Prize Draw): Adults £5, Child £3, Family Ticket £12, available from Clark's Chemist and on the door. This is the World Premiere of this pantomime, performed by Penistone Players with the help of Fairtrade in Penistone. From poster.

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March   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month 'When the Lights go on Again' (Wartime-based musical), presented by Penistone Centre Stage. Beware the Ides of March. Et tu?
Sun 1st St David's Day - Patron Saint of Wales. The Welsh might pin a daffodil or a leek to their clothes. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, RBL AGM - 10.45am, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. All members of the RB Legion are invited to attend. Penistone British Legion. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, The Hub Church - 4pm, Penistone Grammar School. This is new for Penistone, from Stocksbridge. It appears to be oriented towards a modern and youthful style of Christian worship. Their website says: 'You will be able to join us in Penistone Grammar School for great worship, preaching and of course great coffee each Sunday at 4pm. To find out more please email us as we would love to chat with you.' The Hub Church.
Tues 3rd Sponsored Silence - 10am, Café Cremè, High Street, Penistone. Beryl Cartwright (aswas) is noted for her vocal range (which might one day be useful in fog) and enjoys good conversation. The Sponsored Silence is just a bit of fun - and a fund-raiser for 'Beryl's Bunnies' which can often be found on High Street on Market day. This one is voluntary for Beryl's friends, to raise funds for animal welfare.
Weds 4th 'Comedians and the Good Old Days' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Mr Trevor Moody, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
Fri 6th Kerbstone Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Millhouse Institute. This is a fund-raiser for the 'Tennis Courts Kerbstones Appeal', organised by Millhouse Green Village Community Association (MGVCA), see Facebook. From PFM.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - 8pm-ish, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sat 7th 'Tiny Hearts' Coffee Morning - 10am to 12.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. This is a fund-raiser for the 'Tiny Hearts Appeal' which is hoping to raise £100,000 to support the development of a purpose-built, state of the art, Special Baby Unit, to look after vulnerable babies. See the Tiny Hearts Appeal.
  ,,   ,, BMBC Councillor Surgery - 10.30am to Noon, Community Centre, Church Street. An opportunity to discuss issues with Penistone West BMBC councillors for the Labour Party. This was advertised in a Labour Party election flier.
  ,,   ,, Sock-Making Course, Part 1 of 2 - 10am to 12.30pm-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Two-part workshop price, £25. The second part is on Saturday 21st March, 10:00 to 11:30 (ish). Learn to knit socks and to knit 'in the round', using either circular needles or double-pointed needles. Part One starts the sock-knitting process, with turning the heel and techniques for knitting in the round. All materials, instruction and refreshments included. Other courses and workshops to follow. Call 01226 379 025, Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk . See Wool Monkey. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Area 9' (Covers Band) - Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets £8, including pie and peas, email events@tvw@gmail.com with your details and they will contact you. This band has played on the rock night of Penistone Parade weekend. See the Thurgoland Community site.
Sun 8th 'Messy Church' - 10am, Penistone Parish Church. Free admission. 'For all ages and suitable for all family sizes and generations. It's great fun and we hope you will join us. There is no entry fee involved, but plenty of activities, songs, crafts, games and stories. Its about sharing fun, being together and meeting Jesus.' Details from Facebook.
Mon 9th PTC Development & Regeneration Committee - 7pm, Resource Centre, Community Centre. Public and press have been invited via PTC noticeboard to observe this meeting. This meeting will consider the development of a Neighbourhood Plan, with expert advice from someone from Leeds City Council. Representatives from Community Action Penistone are likely to attend. See next item and please read C.A.P.'s proposals. From (steamed up) poster.
  ,,   ,, CAP Public Meeting - 7.30pm, Penistone Bowling Club. This is 'Community Action Penistone', which is challenging Barnsley MB Council's planning policies in allowing a huge increase in housing development without regard for the roads and infrastructure. Most of the housing will be executive-style and mostly on green-field sites. See the Community Action Penistone Facebook Group. Also a new CAP Page on this website.
Weds 11th 'Queen Victoria' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and one biscuit. A talk by Mrs Pat Osbourne, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
Fri 13th Cheltenham Gold Cup Charity Day - (Racing website says) 10am to 6pm, Dog and Partridge, Bord Hill. The D & P website doesn't describe what will happen or when it will open, but Penistone Mayor Cllr Steve Marsh will certainly be there. Well, it is his pub.
  ,,   ,, Last Laugh Comedy Club - 8pm, Paramount Theatre, Penistone. Adults only. Several comedy acts introduced by Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster and likely to feature strong language. See Last Laugh and Paramount. Box Office: Call 76 7532.
Sat 14th Mothers' Day 'Crafty Saturday' - 10am to Noon, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. All activities £5 or less. Reservations available by £2 returnable deposit per child. Suitable for children of six months to 11 years. A range of children's craft activities: Card-making, Canvas Painting and Decorating, Fabric and Porcelain Decoration, Papiermaché Creations, Key Rings and Bag Charms, Wooden Jewellery, Trinket Boxes and more. Enquiries, call 01226 307 061 or 07933 500 175. See Penistone Creation Station. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Violin Making (Talk) - 2pm to 4pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church. Admission price not given. A talk by Frank White, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. From poster.
,,   ,, Magical Melodies - 7pm, St Aidan's Hall, Oxspring. Tickets £3.50 and £3 concessions, available from Oxspring School (call 76 3020) or Oxspring Post Office, refreshments included. An evening of musical entertainment featuring: Merv Robinson, Peter Morton, Will Tomson, Helen and Rosie Sparks, Nichola and Oliver Guest, Oxspring Primary School Choir and Fox Valley Music School (Stocksbridge). This is also a fund-raiser for Oxspring Community Garden. From Barnsley Chronicle and updated from poster.
Sun 15th Mothering Sunday - The fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. Also the 'Ides of March'.
  ,,   ,, 'Willow Garden Structures' - 10am to 4pm, Greave House Farm, New Hall Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 4GH. £40 per person, 'includes simple home-made lunch'. Rachel Poole shows you how to use willow to build hedges, arbors and arches around a market garden. Also wigwams and plant structures to take home. This website does not usually cover Stocksbridge but this event looked unusual and interesting. Book via Email: greavehouse@yahoo.co.uk. See Greave House Farm Trust.
Mon 16th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (two doors up). Matthew Smith and Paula Tweed from BMBC will address the council on the planning process. The public may observe most if not all of the meeting, as confidential matters may be considered in private session. The public may raise a point or two before the meeting starts. Meetings are the third Monday of the month, except August. PTC.
Tues 17th St Patrick's Day - We can all be a bit Irish on this day. Get the big hat and some Guinness. Huddersfield had its St Pat's Parade on Sunday 8th March, with poor publicity. More fool them!
  ,,   ,, Coffee and Cake Day - 10am to 3pm, The Bridge Inn, Cote Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7AE. Admission £5. All proceeds go to Pancreatic Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries Call 01142 888 829. See Bridge Inn Thurgo and Facebook. From poster.
Weds 18th Penistone History Group AGM and 'Archive Surprise' - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. Organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday. The surprise is 'by Brian and David'.
Thurs - Sat
19th to 21st
Old Time Music Hall - Thurgoland Village Hall. Three Variety Nights with several different acts each evening. Ticket details to follow or contact John Anderson on 01226 763257 or email events@tvw@gmail.com with your details and they will contact you. See the Thurgoland Community site.
Thurs 19th 'Next Steps' Knitting Course, First of five sessions - 10.30am to Noon-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Fee £10 per session. For beginners with knitting basics who would like to learn more. The course is five sessions of around 1 to 1½ hours, spread over several weeks. You will learn to knit a garment from start to finish, with all the techniques and hints necessary to complete it. Refreshments and all materials necessary to create a child's garment are included. Call 01226 379 025, Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk. See Wool Monkey. From poster.
Fri 20th Partial eclipse of the Sun - Peaking around 9.30am, most visible in the northern part of the UK. The eclipse is total in the Faroe Islands and partial in Greenland, Iceland and Great Britain. It is also a 'Supermoon', as the Lunar Perigee is closest to earth on this day and will affect tides more than usual. See Time and Date and a Google Map. See also Eclipses for 2015.
Sat 21st First Day of Spring. The Met Office prefers to use the 1st March but diaries, encyclopaedias and calendars give it as this proper date. The Vernal Equinox occurs at 10.45pm on 20th March.
  ,,   ,, National Community Clear-up Day. The Trans-Pennine Trail Volunteers are doing a local clear-up between Penistone Railway Station and the Skate Park (No time given but usually 10am). From the TPTv Group: 'We hope lots of people will come and help make the Trans-Pennine Trail through Penistone look great. More information on how to get involved in this shortly.' Throughout the country, community groups are spring cleaning their neighbourhoods on this day. See The Great British High Street (with Clear Up Day Toolkit), Keep Britain Tidy and National Clear-up Day (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Sponsored Lyke Wake Walk - (alternative date, Sat 4th April). 'Your Hospice needs you. Will you help?' A forty-mile trek across the North Yorks Moors. Poster says: "Will you accept the challenge? We will have expert, qualified guides, full support and transport there and back from Barnsley, with all food supplied." Six check points on the way with food at each. Finishers get a badge and certificate. This is organised by and in aid of Barnsley Hospice. More details, call 01226 217 695.
  ,,   ,, Sock-Making Course, Part 2 of 2 - 10am to 11.30am-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Two-part workshop price, £25. The first part was on Saturday 7th March. Learn to knit socks and to knit 'in the round', using either circular needles or double-pointed needles. Part Two finishes off the toe of the sock you have started and picks up the rest of the sock-knitting know-how. All materials, instruction and refreshments included. Other courses and workshops to follow. Call 01226 379 025, Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk . See Wool Monkey. From poster.
Sun 22nd Antique and Collector's Fair - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission 50p, Home-made refreshments. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club. From a last-minute poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Walk to Remember' - 10.30am, Wentworth Castle Gardens. Sponsored 4km (2½ miles) and 10km (just over 6miles) walks around the castle's gardens. Not suitable for buggies. This is an opportunity to walk, remember and celebrate the lives of those important to us, who are no longer here. The event will start with a few words from Olympic medalist Dorothy Hyman and a beautiful dove-release, symbolising peace, love and remembrance. Register at Barnsley Hospice or call 01226 323 628.
  ,,   ,, Showboat (Musical) - 2pm and 7.30pm, Paramount. Show Boat is a musical in two acts. Recorded on the stage of the San Fransisco Opera and includes these classic songs: 'Ol’ Man River', 'Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man', 'Make Believe' and 'You Are Love'. Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Paramount. Box Office: Call 76 7532.
Tues 24th Thurlstone Friendship Group - 2pm to 3.30pm, Thurlstone Primary School Hall. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a cuppa, a cake and good company. Their poster says: 'Fed up with your own company? Fancy making some new friends? Know someone who lives alone?' A warm welcpme and smiles await you.
Weds 25th 'The History of Playing Cards' (History Talk) - 2pm, Community Centre. £1.50 admission charge includes tea and biscuit. A talk by Mr Philip Home, organised by Penistone History Group (no website), which meets each Wednesday.
  ,,   ,, PFR Presentation Evening - Opens 6.30pm, Cubley Hall. Penistone Footpath Runners and Athletic Club's (PFRAC) Presentation Evening to socialise and enjoy members' achievements. The club was founded 1982 and has gone from strength to strength. PFR.
Thurs - Sat
26th to 28th
'When the Lights Go On Again' - 7.15pm each day and Saturday matinee, 2.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £10 with £9 concessions. A story of family life set in wartime Penistone, performed by Penistone Centre Stage Musicals. Production by Roy Sault. The Barnsley Chronicle described it as 'Blitzed with laughter and humour' (from a previous performance). Paramount. Box Office: Call 76 7532.
Sat 28th All Day Breakfast - 10.30am to 1.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Besides the nose-bag, there is also tea, coffee, cakes, tombola and raffle. In aid of church maintenance. 'All day' in Penistone lasts three hours. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Spring Concert - 7pm, Cawthorne Parish Church. A performance of George Frideric Handel's Messiah. Cawthorne Choral Society.
  ,,   ,, Put your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed tonight. 'Spring forwards, fall backwards'. Fire and Rescue people say to use the clock-change to remind you to check your smoke detectors. (Time & Date)
Sun 29th March Equinox and Palm Sunday are on the same day this year. Days and nights are about the same length.
  ,,   ,, Charity Bonanza 'Bargains Galore' - 10am, Penistone Community Centre. Admission 30p. This is always a very popular event and it has been organised by Cllr Freda Shaw (Oxspring Council). Refreshments available. Bring some good shopping bags. From Barnsley Chronicle and poster.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Victoria Museum Reopens - 2pm to 5pm, The Museum, Cawthorne Village. The museum starts being open from this day, Palm Sunday, to the end of October. See Cawthorne Museum.
Mon 30th -
Fri 10th Ap
Easter School Holiday - Two weeks off, to return Monday 13th April.
See BMBC School Dates.
Mon 30th Nominations for May Elections - Forms for anyone wishing to stand for election to Penistone Town Council and Barnsley MB Council available from this date from Barnsley Town Hall.

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April   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month All Fools Day, The Flour Ceremony on Good Friday, Tuby's Funfair (TBC), St George's Day and the Penistone Town Assembly (traditionally under-publicised, but not this year). Plus the usual spring fairs, duck races, showers or whatever.
Mon 30th M
Fri 10th
Easter School Holidays - Two weeks off, to return Monday 13th.
See BMBC School Dates.
Weds 1st For May Elections - Nomination Forms are now available (from 30th March) for anyone wishing to stand for election to Penistone Town Council and Barnsley MB Council. Collect forms from the Elections Office, second floor of Barnsley Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA. Nominations to be received in person at Barnsley Town Hall before 4pm, Thurs. 9nd April.
For CAP Members:
Anyone standing for Penistone and/or Barnsley Borough elections for Community Action Penistone (CAP), please contact the CAP Secretary, Jan Stanley by email: communityactionpenistone@hotmail.co.uk. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Penistone History Group's Annual Dinner - Time not given (dinnertime), Cubley Hall. This is organised by Penistone History Group on behalf of its members. The group has history talks every Wednesday. (No website).
Thurs 2nd First Anniversary of 'Penistone 1' (Formerly 'Gateway') - Opened by Mark Dransfield with Barnsley Council Leader Sir Stephen Houghton CBE in 2014. See Dransfield's Penistone Page and my Penistone1 (Gateway) page.
Fri 3rd BH Good Friday - Bank Holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church Itinerary:
10am - Good Friday Service, with Messy Church and Flour Ceremony with current Penistone Mayor, Cllr Steve Marsh.
11.15am - Procession of the Cross in Penistone High Street, meeting up with the Methodists and others.
2pm - Good Friday Service - Liturgy of the Cross.
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Flour Ceremony - Penistone mayor, Cllr Steve Marsh will distribute bags of flour in the 'Sensory Garden'. This is an old local custom. In 1559 local landowner William Turton bequeathed to each of 'The Poor of the Parish of Penistone' a bag of rye flour to be doled out every Good Friday. The details of the bequest are on a wooden panel in the church. It was originally conducted at the Church door by the vicar. After Penistone Town Hall was built in 1914, the ceremony was conducted on the Town Hall steps by the Town Clerk, with the blessing of the vicar. Somewhere along the line, the rye flour was changed to normal wheat flour. These days the vicar blesses the proceedings and Penistone's mayor distributes the bags. See Old Customs and Penistone Church.
Sat 4th 2nd Annual Lyke Wake Charity Walk - For Barnsley Hospice. Registration Fee £29, call 01226 217 695. This is a forty-mile guided walk over the North York moors, with support and transport there and back. All food included in the fee. Finishers get a certificate and badge and a warm glow from supporting Barnsley Hospice. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Sabre - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion. This is a guaranteed good night out, with Penistone's popular 1960s rock band playing a selection from such as The Beatles, The Troggs, The Hollies and many more. Free admission but non-members must be signed in. Penistone RBL. From poster.
Sun 5th Easter Sunday - Traditionally about Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to Christian belief. People use the day to decorate Easter eggs, share chocolate eggs and participate in Easter egg competitions. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Easter Artisan Fayre - 10.30am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Lots of great local hand-crafted art and produce from Pies to Pictures and Real Ales to Driftwood houses. Live music, children's activities, hot/cold food vendors and real ale. Stallholders £30 per stall. Always worth a look. Artisan Fayre, Facebook, Email.
Mon 6th BH Easter Monday - Bank Holiday. (Time & Date)
Tues 7th 'Next Steps' Crochet Course, First of five sessions - 1pm to 2.30am-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Fee £10 per session. For beginners with crochet basics who would like to learn more. The course is five sessions of around 1 to 1½ hours, spread over several weeks. You will learn to crochet a garment from start to finish, with all the techniques and hints necessary to complete it. Refreshments and all materials necessary to create a child's garment are included. Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk. See Wool Monkey. From poster.
Weds 8th Penistone Annual Assembly - 7pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. This is the local council's big 'meet the people' event of the year. The public may also raise issues, concerns and suggestions. Partly due to the clerk's absence through illness this year, this event was not publicised in either the Barnsley Chronicle or Look Local newspapers. Neither could it be found on the 'community radio' website or the council's own PTC website. Here are a few notes (plain text) from last year's meeting, in a temporary file. From PTC noticeboard only.
Thurs 9th Penistone Town Council and Barnsley Borough Election Nominations - Accepted up to 4pm on this day. Nomination Packs available from Electoral Services, 2nd Floor, Barnsley Town Hall. See BMBC Electoral Services, BMBC Constitution. Anyone who wishes to stand for these elections for Community Action Penistone (CAP), please contact the CAP Secretary, Jan Stanley by email: communityactionpenistone@hotmail.co.uk.
Fri - Sat
10th, 11th
DD Bowling Club Taster Days - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Free 'tasters', with basic instruction and the loan of bowls. Young and old are welcome to come along and have a go at Bowling. You are never too old to start and it is great fun. Wear flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. Tasters also on Sat 11th April, Frday 17th, Saturday 18th, Friday 24th April and Friday 1st May. The club also welcomes experienced bowlers.
Fri 10th 'Green Question Time' - Opens 6.30pm for 7pm start, St Andrew's Church. Refreshments from 6.30pm. This is a Q & A session organised by the local environmental pressure group 'Friends of the Earth', with parliamentary candidates Angela Smith MP (Labour) and Stephen Jackson (Conservative), who will be grilled on their policies regarding environmental matters. This group was involved in Penistone's Community-led Plan. This event has been very well publicised in the press and with a local poster campaign.
Sat 11th BMBC Councillor Surgery - 10.30am to Noon, Community Centre, Church Street. An opportunity to discuss issues with Penistone West BMBC councillors for the Labour Party. This was advertised in a Labour Party election flier.
  ,,   ,, Celebration Organ Concert - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road. This is to mark the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the mighty Compton Organ in Penistone Town Hall. Master organist Kevin Grunhill will tickle the ivories.
  ,,   ,, MGMVC Annual Celebrity Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Admission £8, tickets. Millhouse Green MVC with guests South Yorkshire Police Band (SYPB Facebook). Box Office: 76 7532.
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Cancelled
2015 RBL Spring Dance - The Barnsley Chronicle of Friday 20th March said it had been Cancelled through lack of support. Contact the RBL or Derek Whitworth on 76 7776 for refunds. It would have had Sequence, ballroom and party dancing. Music by Trevor Pym. Raffle, drinks, dancing and spot prizes. Pie and pea supper with vegetarian alternative. Penistone RBL.
Sun 12th Smooth Jazz Night - - Thurgoland Village Hall. Details to follow. See the Thurgoland Community site.
Tues 14th Christian Aid, Spring General Meeting - Refreshments at 7pm, meeting at 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church. Paul Ferbey will be in the chair and there will be a talk by Ruth Hindmarsh about her trip to Ethiopia for Christian Aid.
  ,,   ,, Script Reading Night - No details. This is for Penistone Centre Stage's forthcoming production of 'Mr Scrooge'. The show will be in November.
Weds 15th Community Action Penistone - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Penistone Bowling Club. This is a politically-neutral group which is challenging Barnsley MB Council's planning policies in allowing a huge proliferation in housing development without any associated improvements to roads, schools, doctors or other aspects of the infrastructure. The meeting is opened to all residents and community groups. See CAP Facebook Group.
Thurs - Sat
16th to 18th
Tuby's funfair - 6pm - 10pm Thurs/Fri and 2pm - 10pm Saturday, QEII Recreation Ground. Free admission. Please note that their last day is Saturday, not Monday as in previous years. Lots of family fun from ducks to dodgems. Print Discount Vouchers from their website for £5 off rides. R Tuby.
Thurs 16th 'The James Herriot Story' (History talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community Centre, Thurgoland. Admission not stated. A talk by John Gelleghan organised by Thurgoland History Group (THG). From Look Local.
Fri - Sat
17th, 18th
DD Bowling Club Taster Days - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Free 'tasters', with basic instruction and the loan of bowls. Young and old are welcome to come along and have a go at Bowling. You are never too old to start and it is great fun. Wear flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. The club also welcomes experienced bowlers.
 Fri 17th Spring Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. All are welcome to do a bit of socialising and enjoy the event. It usually has stalls, raffles, tombolas and light refreshments. For further information, call 76 2092.
  ,,   ,, First Anniversary of the Dedication of the QEII Field in Trust - The 'Showground'. A plaque was unveiled in 2014 in the children's play area near the Bowling Club by the then Mayors of Penistone and Barnsley, Cllrs Cutts and Richardson. The ceremony celebrated the recreation field's protected status. Now, Barnsley Council can not sell or use the field for any other purpose than recreation and related activities. See Fields in Trust.
Sat 18th 'Oh What Love' (Christian choir) - 7pm, Penistone Grammar School. Free admission. This is part of a tour by Watoto, a children's choir formed by orphans from Uganda. The event is hosted by 'The Hub Church', which holds Christian services at PGS and Stocksbridge. All are welcome.
  ,,   ,, Spring Brass Band Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Manchester Road, Thurlstone. Admission £5 on the door includes refreshments. A concert by Thurlstone Brass Band. From poster.
Sun 19th Tabletop/Car Boot Sale - 10am to 4pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Admission not stated. Refreshments, bacon butties and a dinnertime hog roast available. Pre-booking only for traders at £10 a pitch, tables provided. Call 01226 791 999. Craft stalls welcome. In aid of Cawthorne Brass Band. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Crazy Heart' EP Launch - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or reserved by emailing info@chrismcshanemusic.co.uk. 'Heartfelt music on real instruments'. This is to launch Crazy Heart's new EP, 'AutoTwang' but will also feature: Lizzie, Cat and Matt and Lana and the Lion. See Chris McShane, Penistone's local musician and music tutor. Cubley Hall.
Tues 21st HM Queen's Birthday - This is the real one, not the 'official' one. The Queen is Head of State of the UK and fifteen other Commonwealth realms. As the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25. The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren. She has reigned through more than five decades. Royalty site.
  ,,   ,, Script Reading Night - No details. This is for Penistone Centre Stage's forthcoming production of 'Mr Scrooge'. The show will be in November.
  ,,   ,, 'Plant Hunters - Our Debt to them' (talk) - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. Admission £2.50, free to 'friends of Wortley Hall'. This is a talk by Rachel Parkin, former head gardener of Wortley Hall. Wortley Hall. From Look Local.
Thurs 23rd England's FlagSaint George's Day - The national saint's day for England.
Fly the George Cross for England. See the St George's Day website. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre, Church Street. Organised by St Mary's RC Church.
  ,,   ,, Beginners' Crochet Course, Part 1 of 2 - 10am to 12.30pm-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Fee £20 per session. All materials, instruction and refreshments included. The second part is on Thursday 7th May. Other courses and workshops to follow. Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk . See Wool Monkey. From poster.
  ,,   ,, PGS Hustings 2015 - 6pm to 10pm, Penistone Grammar School. All are welcome but register first (free admission). It takes about 30 seconds to apply with a name and email address, then print off the ticket. This event is a valuable opportunity to question your prospective candidates for the Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency before the General Election. There will be representatives from major parties including the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and UKIP. PGS Year 12 'Government and Politics' students have organised this event, following the previously successful event in the lead up to the 2010 election. Refreshments will be available from 6.00pm. See PGS Hustings.
  ,,   ,, PFR Hartcliff Hill Race - 7.30pm, Starts and finishes about ¾ mile from Langsett Barn, S36 4GY. This is on the A616, 1 mile SE of the Flouch Roundabout – grid ref: SE211 005. This BS category fell race is 2½ miles up some steep climbs with 492 feet of ascent. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form.
Fri 24th DD Bowling Club Taster Day - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Free 'taster', with basic instruction and the loan of bowls. Young and old are welcome to come along and have a go at Bowling. You are never too old to start and it is great fun. Wear flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. The club also welcomes experienced bowlers.
Sat 25th 'The Old Curiosity Shop' - 7.30pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall. Tickets £5. This is a collection of more than 100 old objects, with an invitation to guess what they were used for. Prizes for good answers. Towards the end of the evening, David Dowkes will entertain the masses by describing what each object was used for. Hot pork rolls (or a vegetarian option) served with tea or coffee. Organised by Bolsterstone Archeology and Heritage Group.
Sun 26th Antique and Collectors Fair - 9.30am to 3.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Admission 80p. This will be held on the last Sunday of every month, except for December 2015. Information via the Cawthorne Community website.
  ,,   ,, Art Exhibition - 10am to 4pm, Shelley Village Hall. Free admission. An exhibition organised by Shelley Art Group. Also: craft stalls, raffle, children's art, picture sales and refreshments. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'The Frozen Experience' - 3pm to 5pm (The Noon to 2pm session is sold out), Denroyd Farm, Denby. Tickets (unusually) Children £10, Adults £3 available from Paul Holmes' Butcher shop, Market Street. Including 'Meet and greet with Anna and Elsa, Frozen sing-along, party games and disco'. More information on Facebook. Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Ukulele Group 'Open Mike' Evening - 8.30pm, Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Members and guests are invited to come along and sing or listen to the ukuleles and guitars. This is run by the local folkmeister, Chris McShane. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Mon 27th Lace and Beads Workshop - 10am to 1pm-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Fee £20. Learn to knit lace and to incorporate beads into your knitting at the same time. You will start to create a very delicate lace scarf to a unique Wool Monkey pattern. All materials, instruction and refreshments included. Other courses and workshops to follow. Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk . See Wool Monkey. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Soixante 3 (Pop Music Live band) - Depart 7.50pm, Sheffield Platform, Penistone Railway Station. Purchase a return ticket on the train. Music trains depart Huddersfield at 7.18pm, calling at all stations to arrive 8.36pm in Sheffield. The return journey departs Sheffield at 8.42pm, to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm (Huddersfield at 9.57pm). The round trip of Penistone to Penistone is about 1hr 35m. Music trains have a bar with Real Ale from Mallinson's Brewery. Also a range of other beverages and refreshments. Penistone Line + Music Trains. Next one is Monday 25th May.
Thurs 30th Aprille and the Shower - 8.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Free admission. This will be 'blue grass' music and a good night out. The Huntsman. From Facebook.

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May   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month 'Spaw Sunday' is perhaps our oldest local tradition on the first Sunday of May, dating back several centuries. Nationally, the Beating of the Bounds (Boundary Walks) take place this month. Walkers will circumnavigate Oxspring, Penistone and Thurgoland.
Fri 1st Local Author Event - 10am to 11.30am, Penistone Library. Local author, baker and lecturer, Chris North, will meet and greet the assembled hordes. He has written a new book: 'A Taste of History - 40 French Bread Recipes', which you will be able to purchase and cherish for all time. Each book comes with a DVD to demonstrate the techniques involved. As Lt Colombo would say: "My wife loves your books. She is always the first in the library to read them."
  ,,   ,, DD Bowling Club Taster Day - 10am to Noon, Denby Dale Bowling Club, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, next to DD Cricket Club. Last of a series of free taster days, with basic instruction and the loan of bowls. Young and old are welcome to come along and have a go at Bowling. You are never too old to start and it is great fun. Wear flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. The club also welcomes experienced bowlers. Enquiries, call Pat on 01484 862 477.
Sat 2nd Sasha T - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission but non-members must be signed in by current members. This one of the Saturday night 'turns'. Penistone RBL.
Sun 3rd 'Spaw Sunday' - All day (with miraculous healing properties before noon), Gunthwaite Spa (map). Take the healing, sulphurous (and slightly pongy) spa waters in this very old local tradition. It is likely to be doomed this year because of poor weather and circumstances. Thurlstone Brass Band would like to play in the afternoon but this year there is a clash with the Tour de Yorkshire bike race passing nearby, and this is likely to disrupt the usual activities. The spa water has been pronounced 'safe to drink' by Barnsley MB Council Environmental Health Department and it is claimed to have miraculous healing powers (including a cure for baldness) if taken before noon. After that, it's just pongy spa water. Somebody usually sets up a stall for tea, coffee and buns. Spa Sunday is always the first Sunday of May. See the Customs page.
  ,,   ,, Cable Cushion Workshop - 10am to 1pm-ish, Wool Monkey (Next to the marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Workshop fee £20. Learn to knit cables and make yourself a lovely cushion at the same time. All materials, instruction and refreshments included. Call 01226 379 025, Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk. See Wool Monkey. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Tour de Yorkshire - The 'Day 3' route goes via Barnsley, Cawthorne, Upper Cumberworth, Sovereign, New Mill and Holmfirth. Cawthorne Brass Band will play on Cawthorne Village Green from 10am to noon. Le TdY, Map.
Mon 4th BH May Day - The 'Early May Bank Holiday' is the first Monday of May and a one-day school holiday. Always some village galas around our area. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Boundary Walk - Meet from 10am, Bridge Inn car park, Thurgoland. This is the annual parish walk and pie and peas will be supplied to completers upon their return to the pub and they will know if you try to cheat. Walkers are asked to wear suitable shoes or boots and keep dogs on their leads at all times. Boundary Walks are a very old tradition in the UK from Anglo-Saxon times and usually took place on 'Rogation Sunday'. From Barnsley Chronicle.
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C.A.P. Fund-raising Walk - Set off 11am, Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane (off Schole Avenue). See CAP Facebook Group. From poster.
Weds 6th Thurgoland Spring Fair - 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Aimed at the young ones, with a teddy bear treasure hunt and children's games. A variety of stalls, with designer fashions, children's clothes and gifts. Food and refreshments available at the Teddy Bear's Picnic which starts at 3.30pm. Organised by Thurgoland C of E Primary School's Parents and Friends of the School Association (PFSA). From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs, Fri
7th and 8th
Penistone Bowling Club Open Sessions - From 2pm, both days. The Bowling Club is hoping that people will give this sedate sport a try-out, with a view to collecting a few new members. Wear flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. The excellent and comfortable clubhouse is just above the Tesco car park. The club also has good parking, accessible from Schole Avenue via Back Lane. The clubhouse can also be booked for special events. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs 7th General and Local Elections. The candidates for three elections on the day: PTC Elections - Thurlstone only, BMBC Elections for penistone East and Penistone West, Parliamentary Election for Penistone and Stocksbridge.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Archive Group - Community Centre. The archives will be closed today because of elections being held in the hall.
  ,,   ,, Beginners' Crochet Course, Part 2 of 2 - 10am to 12.30pm, Wool Monkey (next to marketplace ginnel), 18d Market Street. Fee £20 per session. All materials, instruction and refreshments included. The first part was on Thursday 23rd May. Other courses and workshops to follow. Call 01226 379 025, Email: lou@woolmonkey.co.uk . See Wool Monkey. From poster.
Fri - Sat
8th to 9th
Pop-up Theatre 'The Funtasticks' - Time not given, Marquee at the Parsonage House, Manchester Road, Thurlstone. Tickets are strictly limited, by email: funtasticksyorkshire@gmail.com. The show is being presented in Jonathan Walker-Kane's own garden and directed by him. His previous credits include Jesus Christ Superstar and Fiddler on the Roof at Sheffield Lyceum (and many more). Heading the cast are acclaimed Sheffield actors and singers Alison Robertson and Neil Kirkman, with other lead roles taken by Yorkshire favourites Fraser Wilkinson and Robert Flewitt. See Sheffield Town Talk. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Fri - Sun
8th to 10th
Holmfirth Festival of Folk - In hostelries and on the streets of Holmfirth. With song, dance and street theatre. Camping available. Too many details to list here. See Holmfirth Folkfest.
Fri 8th

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Penistone Remembers VE Day - Two Minutes' Silence, 3pm, Friday 8th May. Gather from 2.45pm by Penistone War Memorial. This marks the 70th Anniversary of the 1945 European victory in the Second World War (but not Japan). Winston Churchill announced the victory from the balcony of the Ministry of Health in Whitehall with the words: 'This is your victory!', to which the huge crowd roared back: 'No - It's yours!' This was not the absolute end of WWII as Japan had not accepted the terms of the Potsdam Declaration requiring unconditional surrender until after two nuclear bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima (6th August) and Nagasaki (9th August). As a national commemoration, there are major events in London and throughout the land. Also a chain of bonfire beacons lit from London to Northumberland with a bugler at every station. Schoolchildren will study the events of seventy years ago. See the BBC site on VE Day and VJ Day.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Walk-in available or make an appointment via the Blood website. Tea and biscuits provided.
  ,,   ,, Charity Race Night - 7pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Tickets £5 include a pie and pea supper. This is in aid of the Sheffield Retired Greyhound Fund (Facebook - website is not working). Waggon & Horses. From poster.
Sat 9th Spring Fayre - 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road (near the Police Station). Admission 50p. Various stalls. Tea/coffee and a cake, £1. This is in aid of CAFOD and Christian Aid. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Garage Clearance Sale - 10am to 2pm, 32 Copperas Close, Millhouse Green. A mixture of goods for sale, useful for garden, house, mobility, books, music and technology. In aid of the Salvation Army. This item is one of those very rare entries for our area in 'Look Local'.
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Penistone Remembers VE Day, 70th Anniversary Service - 2pm, Penistone Church. This thanks-giving service has a 1940s theme, with wartime music, Pathé newsreels and church bells. Led by Rev. Anne Parr, with an address by the current MP Angela Smith and a reading by Mr Terry Whittles, national vice-chair of the Royal British Legion and President of Penistone RBL Branch. This was an historic moment in our country, with the declaration of peace after more than five years of war. Particularly invited are any currently serving or veterans of any conflict. We salute you. Some will be in 1940s style and you are invited to do the same. Service associations and Penistone's oldest WWII veterans are attending. VE Day and VJ Day.
  ,,   ,, Fine Dining with Fine Wines - Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm start, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Non-refundable deposit of £20, ticket only. Prices: £49.50 per person for tables with fewer than four diners and £45 per person for tables of more than four. A glass of sparkling wine will be served on arrival, followed by three courses of A la Carte tasters, with a fourth course of 'assiette of desserts'. You will receive a glass of specially-selected wine to complement each course and the wine merchant will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions about the wines. To finish, coffee and 'petit fours' (confections) will be served. Wine tasted on the evening will be available to order. Waggon & Horses. Call 76 5259.
  ,,   ,, Charity Auction - 8pm, Crane Moor WMC, about a mile east of Thurgoland village (a lane to the left, off the main road). Drive down the lane and there is a small car park on the left where the road bends to the right. The club is opposite. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds to the Downs Syndrome Association (Reg Charity 1061474). From poster.
  ,,   ,, Shane Stevens - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission but non-members must be signed in by current members. This one of the Saturday night 'turns'. Penistone RBL.
Sun 10th Rogation Sunday - This is the traditional day for boundary walks in the UK. The walks were called 'The Beating of the Bounds' and went back centuries to the days of boundary disputes causing fights and even fatalities. The tradition still continues with walks (and even races) around the parish boundaries of Oxspring, Penistone and Thurgoland but the local dates tend to vary. The organised walk for Penistone Boundary is on Sunday 17th, below, but you can do your own if you like on the proper day, if you fancy a 16-mile hike. See Visit Penistone for the map.
Tues 12th 'Fit Reds' - 7pm to 9pm, Penistone Grammar School. This is a free, nine-week programme for a healthy lifestyle and physical activity, aimed at men aged 35 and higher. The leaflet refers to Barnsley FC 'The Reds'. Supported by the British Heart Foundation.
Weds 13th Cream Teas - 2pm to 5pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall. Book stall, teas, scones, cakes and 'all in lovely surroundings with piano accompaniment'. From 'Look Local', which usually doesn't.
Fri to Sun
15th to 17th
Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley Village. Tickets online or from Shepley Newsagents. Not cheap but it is a big event with plenty going on. Lots of folksy music, beards and dancers, with top billing going to folk-rock group, Steeleye Span (Friday night). Other performers so far: Demon Barbers XL, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Salt House, Kimber's Men, Bob Fox, Said the Maiden, New Rope String Band, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith, Dovetail Trio, Celtic Fiddle Festival, Calan, Mischa MacPherson Trio, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Nick and Mary Barber, Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler Hall, Fabian Holland, Commonground, Moore Moss Rutter and Cardboard Fox. Wow! On the folk dancing side: Sheffield Steel Rapper (who look like sword dancers), White Rose Morris Men and Silkstone Greens. Catch a train direct from Penistone but the last train back is not late and the buses are not much use. Campsite for tents and caravans available, parking and accommodation. See Shepley Spring Festival and Facebook.
Fri 15th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits will be served to compensate for giving 'very nearly an armful' of blood (© Tony Hancock). Blood
  ,,   ,, The Buskin' Buddies - 7pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Admission not stated. This is a cowboy themed fund-raiser towards renovating the Village Hall. Cowboy/girl outfits are optional but recommended and there will be straw bales to lounge about on, in between letting your hair down in a display of crazed dancing. Then, you must take accurate aim at the spittoon in the corner... and it's: "Yee hah (spit - ding). Dang - mah britches!" This has all been arranged by Thurgoland Welfare Committee, with a view to raising £12k for repairs to the hall. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Fund-raising Evening for James Gibbins - Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Little James is now two years old but was born blind, deaf and with cerebral palsy as a result of being seven weeks premature. This evening and other fund-raising activities hope to raise funds towards building a sensory/wet room, to help develop James' sense of touch in a safe environment; in the hope of improving his quality of life. The poster says: 'It is hoped that local businesses, pubs, cafes, etc., will be able to make a contribution to either the raffle and/or auction by donating prizes, gifts, vouchers, etc.' In addition to this, Gareth Brown will be running in the Manchester Marathon and Rebecca Davis in the Sheffield Half Marathon to raise funds for little James. From poster.
Sat - Fri
16th to 22nd
Holmfirth Film Festival - Mostly in the Picturedrome, Holmfirth.
Another packed week of screenings and film-based events. Holmfirth Film Festival.
Sat 16th Open Church and Talk - 2.30pm to 3.30pm, HoylandSwaine Church, Haigh Lane. Margaret Grinnell of Hoylandswaine Arts Group will present a light-hearted talk on 'The History of Lavatories' with illustrations, but probably not the sound effects. Refreshments all afternoon. Donations to the Silver Line and Christian Aid. The church will be open all day for return of Christian Aid envelopes. See Hoylandswaine Village Festival Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Charity Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £7 includes refreshments, available on the door. This is a joint venture with Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook) and the Fox Valley Voices (also advertised as Stocksbridge Choir Barber Shop Singers), with guest soloists. Proceeds to 'Chrohn's and Colitist UK'.
  ,,   ,, Jo Mansfield - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission but non-members must be signed in by current members. This one of the Saturday night 'turns'. Penistone RBL.
Sun 17th Sponsored Penistone Boundary Walk - 9am, Cubley Hall (start and finish in the car park). £5 minimum donation for entry to a sponsored walk, raising funds for Penistone Scouts and Girl Guides. The full walk is 16 Miles and is well-trodden and marked, or you can do a cut-down 8 Miles. Register on the day at Cubley hall or Email: penistoneboundarywalk@gmail.com. Of course, you can always do the walk on the traditional day of Rogation Sunday (see above), but this one is an organised event. See Visit Penistone for the map. Take a look at last year's PFR races. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Care for Claire' Shopping Fund-raiser - 10am to 4pm, St John's Junior School, High Street, Penistone. Various stalls of hand-made goods, ladies and children's fashion, pet products, confectionery, skin care, makeup and more. Also, face-painting, tombola, 'guess the sweets' and a raffle on the day. Claire is the lady whose sons were taken from her in a deliberate house fire last year. Proceeds will help her renovate the fire-damaged house so that it can be sold. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Sailing Club Open Day - Noon to 4pm, Winscar Reservoir, S36 4TF, above Dunford Bridge. Good parking. Non-sailors can have a go. Bring some old, soft shoes and spare, dry clothes. In other words, prepare to get wet. Sailors can bring a boat. refreshments available with proceeds to Sail4cancer. Pennine Sailing Club. From poster.
Mon 18th Penistone Town Council AGM - 7pm, Council Chamber, Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Rd. This is the occasion when the title of 'Mayor of Penistone' is conferred to its latest incumbent, Cllr Andrew Millner, and when the council members are elected to various sub-committees. This is always an interesting (and sometimes unseemly) scramble for the best positions. Representatives of various Boards will also be determined at this meeting.
Weds 20th Coffee Morning - 10.30am, Buckingham Care Home. Call in for a brew and a bun. Everyone welcome. This is a fund-raiser for Dementia Awareness Week. From poster.
Thurs 21st Penistone Fairtrade AGM - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next to Penistone Library. All welcome. Refreshments available. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Rochdale Pioneers (History talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community Hall. This is a talk by Brian Robinson (of which there are two in the area) on the history of the Co-operative Movement. It has been organised by Thurgoland History Group. From Look Local.
Fri -Sun
22nd to 24th
Huddersfield Ukulele Festival - A three-day festival which might be of interest to our local 'Rafters Ukulele Band', which meets at the Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Huddersfield Ukulele Festival
Fri - Mon
22nd to 25th
Austin Car Rally - Various times, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. This is the 'Annual International Rally' and AGM of the Austin A30/A35 Owners Club. Cars will assemble from 10am, Saturday. From 11am, Saturday and Sunday there will be 'games on the lawn', tombola, bric-a-brac, plants and a raffle, which will be drawn 3pm on Sunday followed by prize-giving for the rally. A Lancaster bomber will do a fly-past at some point. A Barn Dance will take place on Saturday evening and an auction 11am on Sunday. The hall will also be open to day visitors to explore its formal gardens and extensive grounds. Wortley Hall has a licenced bar. For further information about the rally, call Mick on 07402 417 141. Details from PFM and Wortley Hall.
Sat 23rd to
Sun 7th Ju.
The Big Bike Revival - Cycle Penistone CIC, next to Julie's Cafe by the Trans-Pennine Trail. Bring your old, forgotten bicycle to the Centre and they will have a go at mending it. Take a look at the Big Bike Revival and enter a big prize draw.
Sat 23rd Chris Lawford - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission but non-members must be signed in by current members. One of the Saturday night 'turns'. Penistone RBL. From poster.
Sun 24th Whit Sunday (Pentecost) - A movable date depending upon Easter. In the old days, and within living memory, Whitsuntide was the biggest event in the Penistone area, with a large procession of Churches, Chapels, Schools, Sunday Schools and families, Penistone to Millhouse Green.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Whit Walk - 10am, All Saints' Church, Cawthorne. With Cawthorne Brass Band.
Mon - Fri
25th to 29th
Local School Holidays this week. Return Monday 2nd July.
They need their rest, you know. See the Barnsley Council website.
Mon 25th
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Late May Bank Holiday ('Potato Picking') - Falls on the last Monday of May. This year it coincides with Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday), the day after Whit Sunday. It was the original Bank Holiday but became diminished when that changed to the last Monday of May. Whit Monday was traditionally a time for children to go potato picking for small wages.
  ,,   ,, Spring Garden and Craft Fayre - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission and car parking. Lots of stalls selling plant, garden and gift items. Cake and refreshments available. See the beautiful gardens. Wortley Hall. From poster.
  ,,   ,, The Pathfinders (60s Music Live band on a Music Train) - Train departs 7.50pm from the Sheffield Platform at Penistone Railway Station. Purchase a return ticket on the train. Music trains depart Huddersfield at 7.18pm, calling at all stations to arrive 8.36pm in Sheffield. The return journey departs Sheffield at 8.42pm, to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm (Huddersfield at 9.57pm). The round trip of Penistone to Penistone is about 1hr 35m. Music trains have a bar serving Real Ale from Mallinson's Brewery and a range of other beverages and refreshments. Penistone Line + Music Trains. From leaflet.

Weds 27th

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Parishioners' Open Meeting - 7pm, Penistone Parish Church. Organised by the Penistone and Thurlstone Team Ministry, for all in the parish. The meeting will be told about an authorised plan to increase the congregation by a fifth (see the Plain English Campaign).
Or, as they put it...
'The purpose of this meeting is to present the Parish Mission Action Plan for the next two years. The Mission Action Plan has been mandated by the Bishop of Sheffield and is our response to the challenge to grow the church by 20% over two years. To be a success, everyone needs to understand the content and direction of the church. The PCC has approved the plan and this next stage is to communicate its contents to the Congregation of the Penistone Parish.'
I can offer some ideas: Monthly organ recitals, choral performances, community group meetings, school awards ceremonies, church history talks and good old Sunday Schools. Penistone C of E.
  ,,   ,, ICG Meeting - 7pm, 3, Wellthorne Mews, Ingbirchworth. This is a meeting of Ingbirchworth Community Group which is inviting local residents to the meeting with a view to organising village activities. From poster.
Thurs 28th Pop and Rock Song Writing Workshop (1st of 3) - 7.45pm to 9.45pm, HoylandSwaine Village Hall. £5 per session, booking essential before the 10th May, Email: contact@hoylandswainearts.co.uk. This is open to all ages. Learn the basics of writing and performing a rock song. No ability to read music necessary. If you can sing and write lyrics then book a place (and it's cheap too). The next one is Thursday 4th June. See HoylandSwaine Arts.
Fri 29th Penistone Neighbourhood Plan - Last Day for comments, up to 5pm. Local residents are being urged from all sides to read and make comments on the 'Penistone Town Council Neighbourhood Area Application', which will lead to a 'Neighbourhood Plan' ('NP') for Penistone. This hopes to inject some sanity into how future developments will take place in our area. It won't be able to stop them but can tie in some useful conditions. Follow the BMBC link and tell your friends. To make comments, you need to register your name and address (involving email) and choose 'Planning' as your field of interest. People who know more than me say that it is very important to get your sensible comments before time runs out.
Sat 30th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup and Roll, Fish Pie and Vegetables or Cottage Pie and Vegetables, Selection of Sweets and Tea or Coffee. Also a raffle. Everyone welcome.
  ,,   ,, Dan Jacobs - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Free admission but non-members must be signed in by current members. This one of the Saturday night 'turns'. Penistone RBL.
Sun 31st 'On Yer Bike' (Sponsored bike ride) - 10am, Penistone Grammar School. The poster says: 'Pick your route, get sponsored, hop on yer bike to raise funds for Barnsley Hospice.' Register online at Barnsley Hospice.
  ,,   ,, 'Mr Scrooge' Auditions - Time and place on application. This production by Penistone Centre Stage will take place in November this year. If you are interested in being auditioned, contact the Secretary for full details on 01226 370 121. From Look Local.

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June   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month The main event is Penistone Parade Weekend, with the Mayor's Parade and Gala. Also a big day at Penistone Church FC, with a Family Fun Day and Live Music evening. The summer of this year also marks the 1,000 years anniversary of the invasion of England by the Vikings, led by King Cnut.
Mon 1st The Train Gang (Jazz Music Live band) - Depart 7.50pm, Sheffield Platform, Penistone Railway Station. Purchase a return ticket on the train. Please note that this entry was published before the new timetable came out. Music trains depart Huddersfield at 7.18pm, calling at all stations to arrive 8.36pm in Sheffield. The return journey departs Sheffield at 8.42pm, to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm (Huddersfield at 9.57pm). The round trip of Penistone to Penistone is about 1hr 35m. Music trains have a bar with Real Ale from Mallinson's Brewery. Also a range of other beverages and refreshments. Penistone Line + Music Trains.
Weds 3rd 'The Fashion Show and Sale Company' - 7pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission £4.50. High street and catalogue names. All welcome without obligation to buy. Clothes for all seasons to suit all ages, sizes 8-22, modelled by local models. 'Unbeatable prices'. Goods sold at the show 'subject to availability'. Cheques accepted with banker's card. In aid of Penistone Marie Curie, which helps people who have terminal cancer. Contact Carol on 07788 758 238 or Janet on 07834 997 422. From curled up poster.
Thurs 4th Pop and Rock Song Writing Workshop (2nd of 3) - 7.45pm to 9.45pm, HoylandSwaine Village Hall. £5 per session, booking essential before the 10th May, Email: contact@hoylandswainearts.co.uk. This is open to all ages. Learn the basics of writing and performing a rock song. No ability to read music necessary. If you can sing and write lyrics then book a place (and it's cheap too). The next one is Thursday 11th June. See HoylandSwaine Arts.
Fri 5th Yorkshire 1st XI versus Lancs Lightning (Cricket on TV) - 6:30pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. This is in the 'Natwest T20 Blast' from Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Ladies' 'Swishing' Event - 6pm to 6.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Tickets £4, from the church Thursday or Saturday mornings. Garment viewing from 6pm to 6.30pm, 'Swishing' from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Clean, good quality garments on hangers should be dropped off from 6pm to 8pm at the church on Thursday evening but no swimwear or underwear please. 'Swishing' is a form of barter, where goods are swapped for other goods. You bring five garments to come away with five other garments. If you have none to bring, you can still make a donation and come away with garments. For more information, call Lynn on 76 5383. This is a church fund-raiser, with surplus garments going to Barnsley Hospice.
  ,,   ,, Brass Band Concert - 7pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church. Tickets £5 on the door. This is a rousing concert of light and popular music performed by Barnsley Metropolitan Band. See HoylandSwaine Arts. Refreshments available. Look Local says it is at 7.30pm.
Sat 6th Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (A talk) - 10am to Noon, HoylandSwaine Parish Church. This is part of their Village Festival, for which there do not appear to be many posters. Two people will present the talk, Neil Morris and Sammy Wills. Refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, Penistone FM Open Day - 10.30am to 1pm, Suite 7, Penistone 1, Regents Court, Behind the Spread Eagle. This celebrates six years from the launch when Darren Holmes ran the ship. It is now run on somewhat different lines but they are still looking for new recruits for news gathering, interviews, DJs and they can offer training. Call 76 4646, studio@penistonefm.co.uk. See PFM Open Day.
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'Party on the Pitch', Family Fun Day and Live Music Event - 10.30am till late. Afternoon family fun and evening live music, PCFC, Memorial Ground, Church View Road, S36 6AT. As a fun, community event, this one earns the little Penistone coat of Arms.
Free admission to the daytime event and £10 admission for the evening event (free to under-14s with an accompanying and paying adult), tickets from PCFC and Paul Schofield's Butcher's shop (cash only) on Market Street. Lots of stalls, with 'Community Action Penistone', and plenty of family fun including 'Penistone’s Got Talent', face painting, inflatable funfair, bouncy kids, penalty shoot-outs and more. Hot food available. The evening live music event is 'ticket only', with: Lewis Hamilton, Invisible Grease, Sleep Junkie, WaxWork, Lois Davina, The Covers, and a live DJ set. More Info, call 01226 370 095. Penistone Church FC.
  ,,   ,, Back to the Future Trilogy (Three Films, 350 mins) - From 12.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets £10. This is a marathon session of more than six hours (including intervals) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first of this series. Fancy dress optional but recommended. The 'time travel' theme has been adopted by the Mayor's Parade of Sunday 14th. Our theatre has good parking, a bar with beer and soft drinks, sweets, snacks and ice cream. Sponsored by Penistone Round Table. Box Office 76 7532. See Paramount Theatre.
  ,,   ,, Lee Lard (Peter Kay tribute) - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £10 from Paul Schofield butcher, Market St.; The George Inn, Upper Denby; The Dunkirk, Lower Denby; Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby; Dale Motors, Shepley or by calling 07917 582 451. Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £7 by calling 76 3754 or 01226 287 226. This is a joint concert by Millhouse Green MVC and K-Shoes MVC of Kendal, who have performed together before. Bad clash with the next item. From poster.
  ,,   ,, D-Day Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Tickets £7 from The Village Store, Ingbirchworth or The George, Upper Denby, by email or by calling 07776 360 137. Tickets include strawberries and cream washed down by a glass of bubbly. Free admission for under 16s. This is a concert by Bolsterstone MVC featuring familiar 1940s favourites for everyone to sing along to. Bad clash with the concert above.
Sun 7th Artisan Fayre - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Free admission, lots of parking nearby. A range of arts, crafts, food and drink, very popular with visitors to Penistone. Artisan Fayre (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Bowling Club Taster - 11am, Penistone Bowling Club. The Bowling Club is hoping that people will try out this sedate sport, with a view to new memberships. Please wear flat-soled shoes on the green and comfortable clothing. The excellent and comfortable clubhouse is just above the Tesco car park and has its own car park accessible from Schole Avenue, via Back Lane. The clubhouse can also be booked for special events such as anniversary and birthday discos and parties. For more information, call the Secretary on 07966 381 194 or email secretary@penistonebowlingclub.co.uk. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Thurs to Sun
11th - 21st
Holmfirth Arts Festival - Around Holmfirth. Eleven days of music, art, comedy, theatre, literature and inspiring things to do. Lots of beards and artistic people in Holmfirth. From booklet.
Thurs 11th Pop and Rock Song Writing Workshop (3rd of 3) - 7.45pm to 9.45pm, HoylandSwaine Village Hall. £5 per session, booking essential before the 10th May, Email: contact@hoylandswainearts.co.uk. This is open to all ages. Learn the basics of writing and performing a rock song. No ability to read music necessary (is there ever!?). If you can sing, write lyrics and fog a mirror, book a place (it's cheap too). See HoylandSwaine Arts.
  ,,   ,, Open Mike Jam Night - 8.30pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone. Any style of music but will singers bring their backing track on an MP3 player (or similar), to plug into the amplifier via a standard ¼ in. guitar jack. Call 07787 883 138 for more information. From Look Local.
Fri - Sun
12th - 14th
Penistone Parade Weekend. A variety of community events for our area. Friday night has Comedy in a Tent, Saturday afternoon has a Festival of Folk, Saturday night has a Britpop Concert, Sunday is the big day with Penistone Mayor's Parade and Gala. Please note that advance tickets for the Comedy Night and Britpop sessions may be purchased from Green Kleens, Paul Schofield Butchers, The Arthouse Café, Harrington's Butchers and Penistone Paramount.
Fri 12th Comedy in a Tent - Opens 7.30pm, Penistone Showground Marquee. Over-18s only (ID may be required). Tickets £12 from the Paramount Box Office, by calling the Box Office on 76 7532 or in advance from Ticket Tailor which adds a fee. Toby Foster is the man in a suit and his guests are expected to be: Barry Dodds, Nina Gilligan and Wez Zaharuk. Please note that the comedy is likely to have an 'adult' nature. Refreshments, bar and toilets available. See the Penistone Gala website.
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Race Night - 7pm, Green Moor Cricket Club. £4 to sponsor a race, £3 to 'buy' a horse. Child-friendly, you choose a winner, no odds given. Prizes are to be won. Come along for a fun evening, 'The louder you shout, the faster they run'. Ploughman's Supper costs £5. Book before Wednesday 10th to organise the food. This is organised by Green Moor Cricket Club.
Sat 13th to
Sun 21st
The Third EPIP Outdoors Festival. - A free programme of walks to suit all abilities, aimed at celebrating the outstanding natural environment in our area. Walks in the following areas: Bradfield, Oughtibridge, Stocksbridge, Penistone, Denby Dale, Kirkburton, Skelmanthorpe and Clayton West. See 13th for the first walk. EPIP was created to celebrate and fund events in an area north of Derbyshire's Peak District. For information about this and other EPIP events, call Karen Dennis on 01226 763201 or email karen@epip.org.uk. EPIP.
Sat 13th
National
HM Queen's Official Birthday today. The Trooping of the Colour parade will be on TV, between Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horse guards’ Parade. This event dates back to Charles II in the 17th Century. Regimental Colours were used as a rallying point in battle. They were daily trooped before soldiers so that they could recognise those of their regiment. After George III became King in 1760, these parades marked the King's Birthday. Royalty site.
  ,,   ,, Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church. Cakes and Raffle. For the Mothers' Union 'Union Wheels Appeal', Christian care for families. Everyone welcome.
  ,,   ,, Denby First School's Summer Fayre - 11am, Denby First School, Upper Denby. With: Ice Cream, Fun, Crafts, Gifts, Games, Raffle, Cake, Buns. The lovely poster is excellently drawn. It has sunshine, fairies with magic wands, a bumblebee, a ladybird, a squashed fairy under a cricket ball shouting "Help!", a green wellington boot and lots of butterflies. A juvenile fairy has a broad grin as it clutches a wine bottle. It's all very good.
  ,,   ,, Honley Show - From early, Moor Lane, Farnley Tyas, Nr Hudds, HD4 6UW. Vintage tractors, animals, handicrafts, trade stands, refreshments, family fun and a sort of practice session for Penistone Show in September. Honley Show
  ,,   ,, Festival of Folk - 1pm to 4pm, Penistone Showground Marquee. Free admission. The expected line-up includes: The Bus Pass Buskers, Toby Burton, The Ukulele Band, James Millner and Ken Holland. Organised by Penistone's folk music tutor and performer, Chris McShane. An afternoon of folk music and fun sponsored by Buckingham House Residential Care Home. Refreshments, bar and toilets available. See the Penistone Gala website.
  ,,   ,, Circular Walk - Meet 2pm, The Star, Upper Cumberworth. Free; no booking required. The first walk of a series in the 'EPIP Walking Festival', which are led by volunteers. This one is a leisurely circular walk of about five miles, to Quaker Bottom, High Flatts and back again via Square Wood Reservoir. There is a moderate climb on the route, to Lowhouse Farm. For more details, call Terry Rimmer on 07791 941 069. Details of other EPIP walks and events can be found on the EPIP website or by calling Tracy on 76 3201. These details from the EPIP walk leaflet.
  ,,   ,, PGS Class of '88 Reunion - From 4.30pm, Cubley Hall. 'Anyone in that year is most welcome to join in.' Another comment: '... most of our clan are either dead, missing, still in the Falklands or in jail...' See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Different Class' and 'PB10s' (Britpop tributes) - 7.30pm, Penistone Showground Marquee. Tickets £10 on the door. Advance tickets £8 from the Paramount Box Office (76 7532), other local sources or from Ticket Tailor which adds on a small fee. This event is often sold out. Refreshments, bar and toilets available. See the Penistone Gala website.
Sun 14th Car Boot Sale - 9am to Noon, Tesco car Park. For a stall, Email Mandy, call David on 01226 302 370 or visit the Customer Complaints Desk in store. Stallholders' Fees: £5 per car and £7 per van, with all proceeds going to Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation. From poster.

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Penistone coat of arms

Penistone Mayor's Parade - Sets off Noon from Talbot Road near the cop shop. This event is always worth a visit, come rain or shine, and always well supported by our community. The theme this year is 'Time Travel'. The route is along Market/High Street, Clarel Street, Bluebell Ave, Park Ave, back along High/Market Street to St Mary's Street roundabout and to the Showground for judging. It will be led by Penistone Mayor, Cllr Andrew Millner, gleefully waving to the milling throng. Schools, societies and businesses provide the floats and there will usually be some majorettes, Mountain Rescue people, thespian groups and an odd-looking camel. Penistone's last remaining Fire Engine will rouse and douse the dozing masses with water-sprays and handfuls of sweets. The tail-end will have vintage and classic cars, to be exhibited on the Showground.
Children's Competition
This year's theme is 'Time Travel' and there was an open competition for schoolies (closing date - Thursday 30th April):
  • A short story about a time traveller (maximum 1,000 words), or
  • A cartoon strip about time travel, or
  • A design for a time machine (working or not).
Although the big car park is labelled 'Town Centre Car Park', Tesco employees will be turning away anyone they think is not going to spend money in their store. See the Penistone Gala website and the Parade Page on this website.
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Penistone coat of arms
Penistone Gala - Starts after the parade (from noon) on The Showground, aka 'Penistone QEII Recreation Field', S36 6DW. Admission £3.50 adults, under 16s free. Tickets on the gate or: Green Kleens, Paul Schofield Butchers, The Arthouse Café, Harrington's Butchers and Penistone Paramount. The Gala will continue the 'Time Travel' theme of the Parade. This year the Hill Valley Preservation Society (Facebook) will show their 'Back To The Future' memorabilia, in aid of The Michael J Fox Foundation. It is likely that the classic and vintage cars section will have a deLorean on show.
This year there will be: Battling Cumberland Giants, a Medieval Tournament, a Hawk & Falconry Display and Westgate Cheerleaders. Also, bands, Shy Coconuts, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling, Face Painting, Bouncy Kids, Donkey Rides, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampolines, Fire Service Display Unit, Zorbing Balls, liniment and Orienteering. Also a range of food vendors, ice cream, stalls and more. Refreshments, Real Ale bar and toilets are also available.
Although the big car park is labelled 'Town Centre Car Park', Tesco employees will be turning away anyone they think is not going to spend money in their store. See the Penistone Gala website and the Parade Page on this website.
  ,,   ,, 'Twelve Miles North of Sheffield' (Play) - 4pm, Café Crème, High Street, Penistone. This funny play by Liz Simmons is about family, friendship and trying to do your best. It will be performed in the rear room of the café, with the front part open for tea and buns (not the full menu) for Parade and Gala visitors. Twelve Miles North Theatre Company. Call 76 6118 for more info. See Café Crème and Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Slovenia versus England (Football) - 5pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. This is a Euro 2016 qualifier match on TV. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, RBL Quiz Night Cancelled - It would have been almost impossible to run it on this evening and some of the key players are on their jollies anyway. Normal service resumes in a fortnight.
Mon 15th

Historic
Moment
Magna Carta - 800th Anniversary. A special ceremony from Runnymede will be broadcast on UK TV. This group of documents is said to have laid the foundations of modern law here and in the USA. The first was sealed in 1215, and not signed as is often thought, by King John at Runnymede. The final one was issued in 1300. It begins (translated): 'John, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and Count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants and to all his officials and loyal subjects, greeting.' This was a pivotal moment for British democracy. See the British Library, National US Archives and this interesting BBC Article. As Tony Hancock said: "Magna Carta... did she die in vain?"
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). The first stage of the Neighbourhood Plan was for Barnsley MB Council to accept Penistone's application as a 'Neighbourhood Area'. This was achieved on 3rd June 2015, so the wheels are now starting to turn. A 'Neighbourhood Planning Champion' (with shield and lance?), Mr Ian McKay, will be attending this Town Council meeting. The public may attend and observe the meeting and raise a point or two before it starts, in the 'Publc Participation' slot. The public are also invited to observe the Planning Meeting which follows on but, absurdly, they don't get a copy of the paperwork (on display on the PTC noticeboard), so all they will see is muttering bodies huddled around the table. 'Open Government' is slow to catch on in Penistone. PTC meetings are always 7pm on the third Monday of each month except August. Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, 'A Programme of Light Classics' - 8pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church, Haigh Lane, S36 7JQ. Towntalk says it is free admission but Look Local says 'tickets on the door'. The poster does not help by not giving an admission price except for 'Retiring Collection'. A concert featuring the Gerrard Sinfonia string ensemble from Barnsley, with guests John Bashforth on the church organ and Soprano Elizabeth Charlesworth attempting to disintegrate the windows. From poster.
Tues 16th High Flatts Hilltop Walk - 6.30pm, Meet at the 'Quaker Meeting House' sign on Penistone Road, High Flatts, HD8 8XU. Free, booking not required but recommended for refreshments, call David Cook on 01484 606 865 or 07712 414 768. This is a leisurely three-mile walk at 1,000 feet a.s.l., taking in High Flatts 'mini Iona' over some surprisingly scenic land. Details of other walks can be found on the EPIP website. These details from the EPIP walk leaflet.
Thurs 18th 'Strolls and a Sing in Upper Denby' - Meet at 6.45pm, The George, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. Free, no booking necessary. Good parking at the pub. A choice of easy, circular strolls of no more than three miles: 1. A tour of the village Conservation Area, or 2. A ramble further afield, over stiles and undulations. Dogs under control are welcome but note that there is likely to be some livestock in the fields. Afterwards, a traditional singalong in the pub. Pie and peas available. For more information, call walk leader Steve Robinson on 01484 863 985 or Dean Wyatt on 01484 861 347. Details of other walks can be found on the EPIP website. These details from the EPIP walk leaflet.
Sat - Tues
20th to 23rd
HoylandSwaine Well Dressing - This will take place opposite the Lord Nelson pub, bringing this fine old Derbyshire tradition across the border into a little corner of Yorkshire. Don't forget to dress well. Look Local is typically economical with details.
Sat - Sat
20th to 27th
Bradfield Festival of Music - Various Times and Prices, Bradfield Church, Bradfield Village. Saturday 20th (£15): Festival newcomers Onyx Brass. Sunday 21st: Choral Evensong with the guest preacher The Right Reverend Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster. Monday 22nd (£15): 4Girls4Harps and Ella Taylor (soprano). Tuesday 23rd (£18): Jennifer Pike (violin) and Jeremy Pike (accompanist). Wednesday 24th (£18): Rebecca Omodia (piano) and Amy Dickson (saxophone). Thursday 25th (£15): Brodsky String Quartet. Friday 26th (£15): 'Viennese Fever' with violinist Adam Summerhayes. Saturday 27th (£15): Cantamus Girls' Choir. For more details, contact Keith Hoyland, 0114 327 8393, Bradfieldmusic@aol.com. See Bradfield Music Fest, Facebook.
Sat 20th Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, The George Inn, Upper Denby. Coffee, tea, cake stall, tombola and more. In support of 'Denby Ladies'.
  ,,   ,, 'A Midsummer Walk from Langsett to North America' - Meet at 10.30am, Langsett Barn car park, off A616, S36 4GY. Free, no booking necessary. Toilets are available at Langsett Barn. If the car park is full, there is another one nearby in the direction of the Flouch roundabout. This is a 3½ mile walk on defined paths over moorland and through woodland with a short section on roads. There will be stiles, steps and gates. Upon returning, refreshments are possible at Bank View Café. For more information, call Stephen Gould on 07833 257 005. Details of other walks can be found on the EPIP website. From the EPIP walk leaflet.
  ,,   ,, The Pen Den Trail (Walk) - Meet 1.45pm at Penistone Railway Station. Free, no booking necessary. Saturday trains from Denby Dale to Penistone are 36 mins after the hour (timetable pdf). This is a varied and scenic five-mile walk from Penistone to Denby Dale Railway Station which takes in part of the Trans-Pennine Trail but not much road-walking. Very well-behaved dogs are welcome, if on a short lead. This is a published walk on leaflets in Penistone Library and Denby Dale Community Centre in Springfield Mills, Norman Road, Denby Dale. Dale-ites might like to try it too, by catching the 1.36pm train from DD to Penistone. Details of other walks can be found on the EPIP website. From the EPIP walk leaflet.
  ,,   ,, 'A Summer Concert' - 6pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone. Tickets £6, including refreshments. This is a choral concert performed by Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook) and Penistone Children's Choir.
  ,,   ,, Summer Ceilidh and Disco - From 7.30pm till late, Lower Drake Farm, Windmill Lane, Cumberworth, HD8 6YD. £10 ticket includes hog roast, call 07517 490 156, 07540 453 194 or 07624 366 227. Live music from the local folk group 'The Rhythm Chaps' followed by a disco. Organised by Penistone Young Farmers (Facebook) and Penistone Agricultural Society (Penistone Show). Penistone Young Farmers know how to have a good night out.
Sun 21st Summer Solstice - The longest day of the year and we still haven't had a summer. The days get shorter from now on! (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Father's Day. This is on the third Sunday of June. People will, hopefully, make a special effort to visit their father and take or send cards and gifts. Get the cigars and whisky ready. UK Dates.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 9.30am, Crow Edge Community Centre, Crow Edge, HD9 7TP (on the A616). £5 fee for sellers, no need to book. Admission for prospective buyers is by (generous?) donation towards the upkeep of the Community Centre. Bacon butties, cakes and refreshments available. This is organised by Dunford Parish Community Association.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Tractor Road Run - Sets off at 10.30am (other things are going on before then), Marsh Farm, Marsh Lane, Shepley, HD8 8AS. The route takes in the Harden Moss Sheep Dog Trials (let's hope they are innocent), via Hade Edge and Holme Bridge. There will be a route map set up on the field. The annual Tractor Run has been going more than ten years and raised thousands of pounds for charity. Around 80 to 100 tractors will run from Marsh Farm on a 25-mile circular route which varies each year. There will be a rest break about halfway round. There will be other activities on the field, with refreshments and a bar at Marsh Farm. Organised by Triford Motors. Contact 01484 609745, email: trifordmotors@btinternet.com. (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, LAM Fest (Indoors Radio Ham Rally) - Doors open 10am, Building 21, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, S74 8HJ. Admission £2 on entry, plenty of parking but it gets busy. Possible to get there by train from Penistone but it is a long walk from the station. All sorts of radio radio bits and pieces such as: aerials, masts, CB rigs, ham transceivers, power supplies, valves, people of dubious personal hygiene, cables, plugs, unidentifiable gizmos, books, RSGB and trade stands (such as Yaesu and Kenwood). Also possible is a stand by 'Meet the Breakers'. Proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. See LAM Communications Ltd. More information: sales@hamradio-shop.com.
Tues 23rd PGS Students' Concert - 7pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church, Haigh Lane, S36 7JQ. Look Local just says 'Tickets on the door' then, rather amateurly, forgets to give the price. Concert performed by pupils of Penistone Grammar School's Music Department. 'All welcome'. A barbecue follows at 8pm.
Weds 24th The Feast of St John. It is mentioned here because Penistone Parish Church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and this is an important date on their calendar. There will be 'St John's Festival' event on Saturday 27th (below). The 'Council of Agde' of 506 AD listed the 'Nativity of Saint John' amongst the highest feasts of the year, when all of the faithful attended Mass and abstained from servile work. There's a lot of people doing that these days.
Fri 26th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.15pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Walk-in available for you to bring in a fresh armful of blood, or you might prefer to make an appointment via the Blood website. Tea, biscuits, smiles and a feeling of well-being provided.
  ,,   ,, PGS Teacher Torments - Unspecified time (and probably for good reason), Penistone Grammar School. This is probably not a public event but a cleverly-devised fund-raiser based on 'payback time'. In other words, money is put against each teacher's name and the one with the most cash 'wins' (actually 'loses') and suffers the indignity of being coated in cold beans, rice pudding and custard. This has a small advantage; camouflaging the face on social networks. The plus side (apart from any mirth engendered in the otherwise charitable pupils) is an overflowing pot of cash towards 'Make it Better Day', a children's hospital charity.
  ,,   ,, Ceilidh - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Penistone St John Junior School. Tickets: Adults £4, Concessions £3, Family (two adults and up to three ankle-biters) £12, available from the Junior School and the Infant School offices. 'A fun night for all the family' led by the Barnsley Folk Ensemble. Also a raffle. Bring your own drinks and something for the 'fuddle' (cold buffet). Funds go to the school and to the folk ensemble. From poster.
Sat 27th Armed Forces Day - Website
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church 'Saint John's Festival' - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Church. Free admission. Outdoor crafts, Woodhead Falconry, Food, Real Ale, Live Music, Gift Day (bring your envelopes), Free Kids' Crafts and an Alpaca Sheep (perhaps). The poster mentions Penistone and Thurlstone Team Ministry, Penistone FM and Artisan Fayre. You can also go up the tower and watch the bell-ringers get sweaty. Gift envelopes will be collected to keep Penistone Church in fine fettle. Please bring them to the church in a rattling or rustling condition. From a very nice poster drawn by Gracie Webster (aged eight).
  ,,   ,, Scarecrow Trail - 11am to 4pm, Somewhere in Millhouse Green. £1 quiz entry, raffle for hampers, stalls and refreshments. 'Look Local' freebie newspaper does not care where it starts from but my guess is Millhouse Institute. Organised by Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Women's Institute with proceeds to Barnsley Hospital, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and three local churches. Inadequate details (as usual) from 'Look Local'.
  ,,   ,, Summer Garden Party - 2pm to 4pm, Carlecotes St Anne's Church, Carlecotes (on the road to Dunford Bridge from the Fox House road). Ticket price not stated but available from Penistone Church or by email john@thebrooklynworks.co.uk. Limited tickets on the gate. This will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Penistone, Cllr Andrew Millner. With stalls, games, a raffle and a visitation by Thurlstone Brass Band. See Facebook. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, The Magical Magician - From 4.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Admission price not stated (so it must be free!?) This children's entertainment features Brian Varley. Food and drink provided by 'our Mystifying Maidens'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Jamesfest 2015' (Disco and Live Music) - 7pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets: Adult £5 (includes pork sandwich), Child £2 (includes hot dog and treat), call Sam on 07551 868 427 or via Lisa Gibbins on Facebook. With live music by local artist James Warton, disco and raffle. Bring your own drinks. All are welcome; the more the merrier. All proceeds go towards providing a 'sensory room' for James, a little boy with all sorts of difficulties, bless him. This is a lovely example of our community pulling together to help out a little boy. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Beach Party' - From 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Lower Denby. Over 16s only. Ticket admission £5 each, available from Paul Schofield Butcher on Market St., Penistone, The Dunkirk, The George, Dale 83 Cars, Shepley or Denroyd Farm. This lively event will feature The Decoy Band. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Summer Concert - 7.30pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Cawthorne Choral Society will perform '100 Years of Broadway' but the performance will not be quite so long.
  ,,   ,, Moonlight Rock and Stroll - Entertainment 8pm, Walk 10pm, Shaw Lane Sports Club, Barnsley. This is a charity fund-raiser for Ladies Only, preferably in dazzling apparel. 'Calling all dazzling divas and superstars in the making! Channel your inner songstress, dress as your favourite pop icon, join the fun and entertainment and (then) walk for 6km (about 3¾ miles ) or 10km (about 6¼ miles) to raise funds for your local Hospice'. As you will have guessed, this event is for Barnsley Hospice. From a poster in Penistone's charity shop.
Sun 28th Car Boot Sale - 9am to Noon (set up 8.30am), White Heart, Penistone Bridge. Free to browse, traders £6 per car. Sunday Brunch available. W Heart.
  ,,   ,, PFRPFR Penistone 10km Race (Formerly the Penistone Show Day 10Km Race) (Runners) - 11am, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road, S36 6AT (grid ref 249 031). This is a set 10km route on roads and Trans-Pennine Trail and includes the South Yorkshire County Athletics Association 10K Road Championship. It has been going more than thirty years and was previously Show Day in September. Race HQ, registration, start and finish is all at PCFC, which has car parking, toilets, changing facilities and, particularly, a clubhouse bar. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form.
Mon 29th Hepworth Feast - Hepworth Village. This will involve a procession from Hepworth to Scholes and back again. Hepworth Band will play at 2pm and 6pm. Local schoolchildren are given tea after the procession and can take part in races at the Recreation Ground in the evening. This event has an interesting history (according to Wikipedia). Hepworth was the most northerly part of the country to suffer from the Great Plague of 1665 - 1666. Thirteen trees were planted to remember the thirteen people who died of the plague. The end of the plague is still commemorated on the last Monday of June every year with Hepworth Feast. See the Wikipedia and Calendar Customs. Hepworth Band.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Ukulele Band (Informal Session) - Time not announced, Rose and Crown, HoylandSwaine. Likely to be a mix of playing solo, as a band and for anyone who might like to come along and do a song or two. The ukulele band is led by local folkmeister Chris McShane and it practices every week in the Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
Tues 30th BMBC Consultation Drop-in Session - 4pm to 6.30pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. This is a public consultation exercise which gives you an opportunity to share your views about the health and well-being support for children, young people and families in the borough. It is likely that such consultations will help to decide Barnsley Council's spending priorities in this time of austerity. Also see BMBC's On-line Consultations.

Mayor Carol BBarn serviceDarren of PFMParade

July   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month July has the fourth anniversary of Penistone's Market Cruck Barn. It is also a traditional month for Festivals, Galas and Carnivals. The Caribbean Carnival in Huddersfield is always worth a visit. Various roads are going to be closed, the worst being Sheffield Road at the viaduct.
Thurs - Sat
2nd to 4th
'Neighbourhood Food Collection' - Tesco Store, Penistone. 'Help us feed people in need'. Volunteers are asking local shoppers to contribute long-life food for 'Fareshare' and 'The Trussell Trust', for re-distribution to the poor. Tesco collections supply a food bank at Stairfoot, Barnsley.
Fri - Tues
3rd to 7th
Silkstone Flower Festival - Fri, Noon to 7.30pm; Sat, Sun, Mon, 10am to 7.30pm; Tues, 10am to 6pm, Silkstone Church. Admission: Adults, £3; Accompanied Children Free. The theme is 'Yorkshire - God's Own County'. Over fifty floral displays, with exhibitions and refreshments. Saturday barbecue until 4pm on the Vicarage lawn. From poster.
Fri 3rd Oxspring Duck Race - 6pm, Bower Dell (or Oxspring School if it is raining), Oxspring. Free admission and all are welcome. Fun for everyone. and, 'Most importantly, the Duck Race.' Barbecue, games, stalls, 'Win a two-night stay at the Yorkshire Dales', Splat the Rat, Lollipop Game, Toy Stall, Name the Teddy and Ducks down the River Don. The ducks are probably not real. This event was organised by Oxspring Primary School. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Pelvic Floor Seminar' - 7pm to 9pm, Birds Edge Village Hall. Tickets £20, includes tea and biscuits. An informative evening with Cherry Baker (no, she isn't the one in Bucks Fizz), who founded modern pilates. Bar also available. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Vintage Dinner Dance - Time not stated, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. A three-course meal at £29.95 per person, followed by the delicious and very classy Ruth Getz singing a variety of songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. This will be a splendid evening to dress up in vintage style and re-live the spirit of the wartime and post-war years. Ruth's website has a lovely Youtube video of her singing - Wow! This is part of the 'Vintage Weekend', which includes the Vintage Car Rally on the 5th. Vintage afternoon Tea with a glass of Pimms, £14.95 per person on Fri/Sat 3rd/4th July, 2pm to 5pm. See Wortley Hall and the Vintage Dinner Menu (which would never have been called 'dinner' in those days). The highly attractive and delicious Ruth is on Facebook. Mmmm.
Sat 4th
Postponed
'Care for Claire' Beetle Drive - This was moved to October.
Otherwise, it would have been: 7pm, Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Tickets £7.50 includes a 9-game card and a homemade meat and potato pie and peas supper, available from the Waggon And Horses or via Facebook. It is not a big place, so it is 'first come, first served'. Get in early. There will also be a raffle and donated prizes would be welcome. Waggon and Horses.
Sun - Sun
5th to 12th
Holmfirth ArtWEEK 2015 - 10am to 9pm (5pm on Sun/Sat) Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. This event started in 1967, now it is a huge exhibition from over four hundred pro and amateur artists, including Penistone's Hen's Teeth exhibition of paintings, prints, wood things, glass, metal, jewellery, silver, pots & textiles. Also 'Fringe' events around the valley. The art is for sale (unspecified charity). A commission of 20% on sales is charged for the event. Holmfirth Artweek. Stallholders should have applied before April 2015 for exhibitors and Feb 2015 for fringe events but you can bet that they will try to fit in any late-comers. Email: info@holmfirthartweek.net, Twitter.
Sun 5th 18th Annual Vintage Car Rally - All day, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Admission: Adult £3.50, Child 50p. A fine collection of rare, vintage and classic cars and motorbikes. Also a bunch of children's activities, such as a bouncy castle and face painting. All proceeds to Sheffield Children's Hospital and other local charities. This is part of the 'Vintage Weekend' which includes Wortley Hall's Vintage Dinner-Dance on the 3rd (see above). This rally has been organised by Wortley Rotary Club. See Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Clay Shoot Challenge - Times not stated, Contact the White Heart for details. £50 per head includes gun hire, 50 clays and Sunday dinner (aka 'lunch'). W Heart.
  ,,   ,, Holmfirth Duck Race - 10am, Holmfirth. Free admission. Duck Race tickets on sale outside Holmfirth Co-op and Lidl at the weekend. Lots of family fun, with a fairground, stalls, adventurous activity zone, classic cars, food, drink, live music, entertainment, oh and about 10,000 yellow plastic ducks. This has been organised by 'Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table'. See The Duck Race. (From booklet.)
Mon 6th PGS Brass Band Concert - 7.30pm, Lecture Theatre, Penistone Grammar School, S36 7BX. Tickets on the door: Adults £6, £4 concessions. This will be performed by Barnsley Town Concert Band and Penistone Community Band and is dedicated to the children Jack and Paul Sykes, whose lives had been cut short by their father. All proceeds will go to Sheffield Children's Hospital. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Abba Tribute Band (Live band Music Train) - Depart 7.50pm, Sheffield Platform, Penistone Railway Station. Purchase a return ticket on the train. Please note that this entry was published before the new timetable came out. Music trains depart Huddersfield at 7.18pm, calling at all stations to arrive 8.36pm in Sheffield. The return journey departs Sheffield at 8.42pm, to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm (Huddersfield at 9.57pm). The round trip of Penistone to Penistone is about 1hr 35m. Music trains have a bar with Real Ale from Mallinson's Brewery. Also a range of other beverages and refreshments. Penistone Line + Music Trains.
Fri 10th Ensemble 360 Concert - 7.30pm, St John's Church, HoylandSwaine. Tickets £12 from Civic Hall, Sheffield Theatres or Email. This concert has a programme of music from Mozart, Kodaly, Roussel and Beethoven. See their on-line poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Come Swish with Me' (Clothing Sale) - 8pm to 10pm, HoylandSwaine Village Hall. Buy or sell your pre-loved 'vintage items' in a friendly environment. £2 to bring an item to swap/'swish' and have a mooch, or £5 to 'swish and sell' - hire a table to sell your stuff. Tea and coffee available or go all-out and bring a bottle to drink while you swish! Contact Lucy to book a table: 077 1265 1265. All proceeds to Sheffield Children's Hospital.
Weekend
11th - 12th
Penistone Literary Festival ('Pen-Lit') - Community Centre, Church Street. Now in its second year and building on its success. This year's big-name is the 'Bard of Barnsley', Ian McMillan, who writes for the Barnsley Chronicle, The Dalesman, can be heard on Radio 4 and is now being awarded the dubious privilege of being called 'A National Treasure'. Also visiting will be Poet Laureate Caroline Duffy and author Gillian Tyler. Also 'Workshops' (bring dungarees?) and children's sessions. See the Pen-Lit website. (Facebook)
Sat 11th 31st Huddersfield Caribbean Parade - Parade starts 1pm and tours the streets of Huddersfield to finally settle in St George's Square near the Railway Station (and very convenient for travellers from Penistone). Lots of bright costumes, loud drumming, loud music, fun and great excitement. Highly recommended. Due to a funding cut this year, the follow-on Community Party in Greenhead Park won't happen. Instead of that, the Hudawi Centre on Great Northern Street is hoped to be the after-parade hub for visiting groups, but it only has room for 180 people. There will also be a 'Glow Parade' on Friday evening, with performers and communities marching through Huddersfield town centre with 'glow in the dark' items, as you do. Huddersfield Carnival.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Village Gala - 1pm to 4pm, St Saviour's Church, off Manchester Road. See the Welcome page for details of their impressive raffle prizes. A family fun-filled afternoon for everyone, with heaps of prizes (see the front page). Various stalls, face painting, basketball tournament, raffle, refreshments. Raising funds for and supporting Thurlstone School, the new Thurlstone Brownie, Beaver and Cubs groups, Daisy Chains pre-school, St Saviour's Church and Thurlstone Brass Band. Beer tent supplied by the Huntsman, itself raising funds for Woodhead Mountain Rescue. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Hade Edge Village Gala - From 1.30pm, Hade Edge Football Ground. The theme is 'Fairytales and Legends' and there is plenty going on and live bands in the evening (see below). Now, to the Family Fun Gala: Fantastic Stalls, Display Ring, Punch and Judy, Fun Dog Show, Bouncy Slide, Hog Roast, Full bar, Art Competition, Other Competitions, Police and Mountain Rescue, Cars and Vintage Tractors, Cake Competition, Wise Owls, Outside Traders, Tree Surgeon, Wood Sculptor and 'so much more'. From a very elaborate poster. See Facebook and also 'Party in the Park', below.
  ,,   ,, Birdsedge Village Festival - Starts 2pm, Village Hall, Birds Edge. Free entry all day. Field events, children's entertainer, crafts, stalls, games, BBQ, home-made food. Access, toilets and parking for wheelchair users. Evening event (if same as 2014) from 7pm has a bar with real ale and live music. Mixed arts, folk and community event. The festival is in the centre of the village. Held on the 2nd Saturday of July. BV Festival
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PFR ManPFR Thurlstone Chase - 3pm, Thurlstone Showground Sports Field, High Bank Lane, Thurlstone, grid ref: SE226036. This is a 'BS Category' fell race (get a nose-peg): Four miles with 801 feet of ascent. Penistone Footpath Runners and Athletic Club was formed in 1982 and continues to grow. Thurlstone Chase is organised by Penistone Footpath Runners and can be entered on the day. Runners will need to register at the registration tent at St Saviour's Church, at the Thurlstone Village Gala event, listed above. The presentation will also be at St Saviour's, where runners may have a cold pint served by Andy Plummer of the Huntsman. Cash prizes for record-breakers. See Pen Footpath Runners for application form or register at St Saviour's church.
  ,,   ,, Charity Barbecue - 5pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone. In the beer garden. This will raise funds for Cancer Research UK. From a banner outside the Spread.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Admission £5 each, includes refreshments. Pay at the door or call Ann on 76 4281 or Iris on 01226 286 086. This will be performed by The Jubilee Singers and Penistone Children's Choir.
  ,,   ,, 'Party in the Park' - From 7pm, Hade Edge Football Ground. Tickets: Adult £6, Child £2, Family £14 (maximum two adults), available from Addy's Butchers or call 07841 752 973 or 07818 078 324. Live Bands: 'Lewis' (singer/acoustic guitarist), 'Unsuited', 'Firth, Wind and Fire' and 'Flock of Three'. Catering by Massala Lounge and En Route. Dance floor. See also the Gala at 1.30pm, above. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Kylie Tribute - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Denby. Tickets £7.50 (over 16s only) available from: Paul Schofield Butchers, Penistone; The Dunkirk; The George, Upper Denby; Denroyd Farm and Dale 83 Car dealer, Shepley. £2.50 of each ticket will go to the Barnsley Hospital 'Tiny Hearts' appeal. Denroyd Farm. Call 07917 582 451. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Gallacher Rita Blue ('Good Times Roots and Blues') - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Tickets £8.50, available via Facebook or by calling John Gallacher on 07593 252 699, or £10 on the door. It's not immediately obvious what this is all about but it connects with the PenLit festival. Hopefully, their fame will precede them. Licenced bar and food available. With special guests Jess White and the Penistone Poets. Also see the Pen-Lit website.
Sun 12th Thurgoland Family Fun Day (Pantomime Themed) - Parade 1.30pm, Gala from 1pm to 5pm, Village Hall and Playing Field, Thurgoland. The Pantomime-themed Parade will leave the Village Hall, led by Hathersage Brass Band. The Fun Day will be officially opened 2pm by Dame Sally Slappitt (it's to do with pantomime, you see) with the crowning of the Gala Queen, who could in theory be male or female (I did say pantomime). Also, craft and gift stalls, a bottle stall (come on, let's call it a bar), a treasure hunt, fancy dress competition, Barnsley Stamper Dance display, Penistone's Pennine Rumblers (drummers), children's games, kids' craft competition, karate display, fling-a-flan, silly races, face-painting, bonanza raffle, children's rides, shy coconuts, bouncy kids, brass band, elderly greyhounds and more. Refreshments in the Village Hall. Bradfield Brewery bar (try 'Farmers' Blond'). Hot dogs. Prepare for a fun-packed day. Thurgoland. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Strawberry Teas and Mini Fayre - 3pm to 5.30pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. Free entry and all are welcome. Stalls for cakes, bric-a-brac, books, etc. Refreshments available, as well as the Strawberry Teas. All donations of things to sell will be welcome. From poster.
Mon 13th Last Date for RBL Trip Bookings and Cancellations - The day trip to Skegness is on Weds 22nd July. All fares must be paid at the time of booking and no refunds can be made after this date (13th July). Booking forms are available from the desk or bar, to be returned with fares to the secretary or posted through the office door in an envelope. Please book early and make it clear on the booking form if you wish to travel with someone in particular. Seats can not be reserved but will be on a 'first come - first served' basis. For details of the departures, see 22nd July below. The fares are categorised thus:
  • No Charge - Pensioner (club member and spouse or live-in partner).
  • No Charge - Widow of former member.
  • No Charge - Member's child of under school leaving age (excludes grandchildren).
  • £5 - Club member, spouse of club member.
  • £8.50 - Other adult.
  • £5 - Child of non-member.
  ,,   ,, 'Barnsley and District Railways in the Age of Steam' (Illustrated historical talk) - 7pm, Barnsley Town Hall. Admission £3. This is a talk by David Green, a self-confessed train-spotter and acknowledged as a leader in this field. It is organised by 'Friends of Barnsley Archives' and has been listed here on the Penistone website as it might also touch upon Penistone's railway history. From poster.
Tues 14th 'Saving Penistone's Green Belt' (Public meeting) - 7.30pm, Penistone Bowling Club. 'Do you know what the plans are for Penistone's Green Belt?' 'Please make an effort to join us. Our councillors have been invited and we will be discussing the latest position with the local plan and the need to produce a Local Neighbourhood Plan so that we can influence future development.' This open meeting for local residents has been organised by 'Community Action Penistone', which is non-party-political and hopes to help preserve the essential character of our town, in the face of rampant housing development eroding our pleasant countryside. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Quaker House Visit (THG) - Meet 7pm at Thurgoland Community Centre or 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, High Flatts. Organised by Thurgoland History Group, all are welcome (£2 fee) to join in on the short historical walk at High Flatts, followed by refreshments. To find the location from the Penistone side, drive along the main road from Ingbirchworth and continue along the top road to just before a line of terraced houses on your left. The lane down to the Meeting House is on the right, opposite a side road on the left. From Look Local.
Weds 15th St Swithin's Day - According to tradition, the weather on his feast day of 15th July will continue for forty days. Let's hope it is dry.
Thurs 16th Family History Talk - 2pm to 3.15pm, Penistone Library. Free admission. A chance to learn how to find out more about your ancestors. Leave your name at the Library desk to book a place. From poster.
Fri 17th Skool's Out - 7pm, Rafters Bar, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Free admission to an 'old school disco'. The poster says: 'Playing all of your favourite tunes from the 80s, 90s and early 00s.' Also introducing a new vodka machine which can dispense six flavours. Waggon & Ho.
Weekend
18th & 19th
Tractor Festival, Artisan Fayre and Evening Ceilidh - from 9am each day at Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Co., Ingbirchworth. Free admission in the daytime and free parking throughout the day. Delights of the weekend include: Street Food, Children’s Zone, Beer Tent, Live Entertainment and all of the attractions below.
  • Penistone Artisan Fayre - A fine range of arts and crafts from our area which are great as gifts.
  • Road Hog - American street food from a 1970s American School bus, for sit-down meals.
  • Snowden Hill - This family-run farm in Oxspring will be selling home-made Water Buffalo burgers and sausages.
  • Ministry of Chocolate - Hot chocolate and chocolate goods. Also some free children’s chocolate workshops throughout the weekend. Places are limited and offered on a 'Firstcome - First served' basis.
  • Miss Friday - A bakery which focusses on creative and tasty desserts using local produce.
  • Cawthorne Post Office - This PO shop has one of the biggest traditional sweet selections in the area.
  • Bubbles & Punch - A family-run, mobile bar for festivals and shows around the country, Glen & Anthony specialise in Pimms and Prosecco but also offer fine Italian sparkling wine on draught.
Evening Ceilidh: Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start in the Beer marquee. Tickets £5 per person from the Ice Cream parlour (76 2551) or Yummy's on-line shop. A fun-filled evening is guaranteed with local band ‘The Rhythm Chaps’ providing music and direction. Bar and food available, with Pie & Peas and Mash. Yummy Yorkshire (Facebook).
Sat 18th 'Fine Dining with Fine Wines' - 7pm for 7.30pm start, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Ticket-only event with a £10pp deposit. Ticket prices are £45.00 pp for diners at tables of four or more and £49.50 pp for diners at tables with fewer than four diners, by calling 76 3259 or visiting the Waggon (Details - pdf). So that secret rendezvous with your girl/boyfriend is going to cost a tenner more. Diners get a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by three courses of 'A la Carte' tasters and a fourth course of 'Assiette of Desserts'. A glass of specially-selected wine will complement each course and the wine merchant will be on hand to discuss the wines or answer questions. Discounted orders for wines can be placed with the merchant on the night and might not be readily available in wine shops. Waggon and Ho. From poster.
Sun 19th Day Trip to Blackpool - Postponed. It's not their fault. Northern Rail has taken over the track for essential maintenance and this has prevented the trip from happening. All is not lost, however, it has been re-sheduled for Sunday 27th September. Organised by the Penistone Line Partnership and advertised in their booklet. Hopefully, their next booklet will bring it up to date with more details. Entertainment provided on the journey and refreshments will be available. For more information, email: penistoneline@gmail.com. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, A616, Crow Edge. From lump of wood.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Village Sing - 7pm to 8pm, All Saints' Church, Cawthorne, S75 4HQ. See Cawthorne Brass Band and All Saints.
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Summer Sports Camp - Penistone Leisure Centre (the old Drill Hall). This 'camp' does not involve camping but is for boys and girls for the long summer holidays. A range of activities: Football, Badminton, Rugby, Volleyball, Table Tennis (aka 'whiff whaff'), Martial Arts, Roller Skating, Games, Circuits and more. Reconvenes Monday 24th to Friday 28th August. See Sporting Penistone's Summer Sports Camp page.
Mon 20th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall (Paramount but two doors up). Discussions on the proposed Local Neighbourhood Plan have been deferred until the September meeting. It is likely that Persimmon's access on Clarel Street will be raised and traffic difficulties with bad parking at the Green Road/Mortimer Road junction. The public may attend and observe council meetings and raise a point or two (minuted) before the start. Recordings, photographs and videos of meetings are also allowed without prior permission, provided that they do not disturb meetings. PTC meetings are on the third Monday of each month except August. Penistone Town Council. Please also see Community Action Penistone (CAP) on Facebook, about the need to control our neighbourhood.
Tues 21st Fourth Anniversary of Penistone Market Barn. Penistone's multi-million pound Market Cruck Barn was opened in 2011 to wild crowds, drums, streamers, loud music and much merriment. Sorry, that should have read: 'In a subdued ceremony with zero advance publicity'. The Market Barn is a valuable asset for the community. Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, 'Art Explosion' - 10am to 1.30pm, Penistone Leisure Centre (the old Drill Hall). Admission £11, intended for children from 6 to 10 years old, limited to 16 places. 'You will be creating your own unique canvas painting inspired by Aboriginal Art. Art Explosion will be led by local artists Ruth and Jude, who painted the beautiful mural in our party room.' See Sporting Penistone's 'Art Explosion' page for details and the booking form. This item discovered by chance on Sporting Penistone.
Weds 22nd RBL Club Trip to Skegness - Wednesday 22nd July. See Monday 13th July for fare details. The first four coaches will be for families only and will depart from Shrewsbury Road at 8.45am. The other coaches are for adults only and will depart at 9.15am. Seats can not be reserved but will be on a 'first come - first served' basis. Please book early and make it clear on the booking form if you wish to travel with someone in particular. Penistone RBL.
Thurs 23rd Penistone Pictorial - This website is Fifteen Years Old today. "Hip - hip.....". That's older than half of the PGS schoolies.
Fri - Sun
24th to 26th
'Underneath the Stars Festival' - Times not stated, Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne. Admission not stated (so it must be dear). This is billed as a family-friendly festival in the heart of Yorkshire. Artists: Mary Chapin Carpenter, local lass Kate Rusby, Philip Selway, Eddi Reader, Martin Simpson, Molotov Jukebox, Bruce Molsky, Electric Swing Circus, Hope & Social, Bob Fox, The Young 'Uns, Keston Cobblers' Club and many more. Also, a planetarium, hand-made crafts, street theatre (without a street!), story-telling, music and dance workshops, award-winning street food, real ale bar, weekend camping with hot showers and Cloud Nine decor. What more could you want? See Facebook and Underneath the Stars Fest.
Fri 24th 'Well Pharmacy' - Friday morning. This is the re-launch of the Co-op Pharmacy after a refurb, under the name of its current ownership. Penistone Mayor's Cllr Andrew Millner and Gillian will do the honour of re-opening it.
Sat 25th Parish Lunch ('Dinner' if you're Yorkshire) - Penistone Parish Church. Prices not given but they will be affordable. Soup: carrot and Orange or Celery; Main Course: Gammon, Salmon or Quiche (possibly vegetarian), with Salad and New Potatoes; Choice of Desserts. Also Tea and Coffee. Penistone Church, Facebook.
Sun 26th Strawberry Teas - 2pm to 4pm, The Parsonage House, Thurlstone. Tickets: Adults £5, Children £3, in advance or at the door. This was organised by Thurlstone Mothers' Union. For further information, call 76 6390. From PFM.
  ,,   ,, RBL Quiz Night - Postponed until September . Presumably due to refurbishment of the Games Room. The people who would normally be in there will instead be in the Lounge. The next quiz night is likely to be Sunday 6th September.
Mon - Fri
27th to 31st
Sheffield Road B6462 Closed at Penistone Viaduct - 6am, Mon 27th July to 11.30pm, Friday 31st. The road will be closed for repairs to the viaduct bridge for 20 metres each side of the bridge.
For Vehicles:
From Penistone Town Centre, vehicle access to Sheffield Road in Spring Vale for all but large vehicles (low bridge and narrow road) would be: Mortimer Road, turn left on to Green Road and follow until Sheffield Road. For all outward journeys, leave Penistone via Bridge End.
For Pedestrians:
If pedestrians are not allowed to pass, the walking route would be via the Trans-Pennine Trail at Penistone Railway Station and exit on to Green Road. A more perilous but pleasing walking alternative would be: Wentworth Road, Water Hall Park, under the vioduct and across the River Don by stepping stones (the dodgy bit), follow the rough pathway by the river to Spring Vale Cricket Club and up the lane to re-join Sheffield Road.

NB. The official alternative route for vehicles is quite useless and does not finish at Spring Vale. It goes around in an unnecessary circle from the top of Church street (as though anyone might be starting from there). It goes up Huddersfield Road then back down Wellhouse Lane and loses its way before ending up on Thurgoland Bank. You can safely ignore it.
Work will recommence Monday 14th to Friday 18th September and Monday 21st September to Friday 2nd October.
Mon 27th Chapel Lane and Hartcliff Road Closed - For around ten weeks from this day. From St John's Cottage on Chapel Lane to New Chapel Farm on Hartcliff Hill. This is for work on connection to drains. An alternative route is via Motimer Road and Mossley Road above Cubley.
Tues 28th Barnsley CAMRA Branch Meeting - Penistone Church Football Club. A coach will leave Old No7 at 7.15pm to return to Barnsley for 10pm. From 'The Bar', Summer 2015. Barnsley CAMRA.
Fri 31st Traditional Karaoke Night - Time not stated, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. With Terry Frank in the chair. Blacksmith's Arms (Facebook) - Call 76 2211.

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This Month Yorkshire Day - Always on the First of August, when you can celebrate 'God's Own County' and fly the white rose flag. Y Ridings, YD Facts, Wiki. See Yorkshire Day Countdown. Emley Show will be a practice run to put us into the mood for Penistone Show in September.
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Fri 7th
Summer Sports Camp - Penistone Leisure Centre (the old Drill Hall). This 'camp' does not involve camping but is for boys and girls for the long summer holidays. A range of activities: Football, Badminton, Rugby, Volleyball, Table Tennis (aka 'whiff whaff'), Martial Arts, Roller Skating, Games, Circuits and more. Reconvenes Monday 24th to Friday 28th August. See Sporting Penistone's Summer Sports Camp page.
Sat 1st
Yorkshire Rose
Yorkshire RoseYorkshire Day. The day when most of God's Own County celebrates its Yorkshireness.
Penistone Town Council was very proud to host a grand municipal event in 2006, in collaboration with the Yorkshire Society. (2006 Yorkshire Day). There will be Yorkshire events in Barnsley and Huddersfield and a Beer Festival in Wortley.
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Beer, Brass and Barbecue - 3pm to 5pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Thurlstone Brass Band's training band will perform and the masses will enjoying their sizzling burgers or hot dogs with onions, washed down by flagons of fine and foaming beer. Meat sponsored by Paul Schofield butchers. Crystal Palace (FB)
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Emley Agricultural Show - Factory Lane, Nr Emley Moor mast, HD8 9TE. Lots of family fun with horsey, pony and green wellie stuff. Star attraction is the Blazing Saddles Stunt Team doing their ‘Wild West Extravaganza’ and a spectacular ‘Barrel Racing Show’. Trade stalls, food marquee, ice cream, ǝuıʍ and a ʇuǝʇ ɹǝǝq. Stick-making, honey show and woodcarving show. Cookery, photography, crafts and art. Lurcher, ferret and terrier racing. Vintage Tractor parade, Children's races and rides, bungee flyer, bouncy kids, Punch & Judy, Shat Fire Brigade, Drystone Walling competition, Emley Band. Ovine quadrupeds, bunnies, poppoes and a variety of hairy and feathered critters. It is held annually on the first Saturday of August. See Emley Show and Facebook.
Mon, Tues
3rd and 4th
Summer Children's Fun with 'Fair and Funky' - 9.30am, Totties' Garden Centre, Scholes, HD9 1AU. £3.50 per child, no booking required. At the garden centre and its Olive Tree bistro. 'Fair and Funky' children's workshops start at 9.30am, described as: 'Turning bits & bobs from the garden into something new, fun and exciting!' They look at recycling, Fair Trade and the environment. Other interests are: garden games, sandpit, ice cream, sheep, ducks and chickens. Totties Event. Contact: 01484 683 363 (Garden Centre), 01484 680 227 (The Olive Tree Bistro Café), Email: info@tottiesgardencentre.co.uk. Also see Mon - Tues 10th and 11th. From poster.
Mon 3rd BH Summer Bank Holiday. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, The Pathfinders (60s Music Live band) - Depart 7.50pm, Sheffield Platform, Penistone Railway Station. Purchase a return ticket on the train. Please note that this entry was published before the new timetable came out. Music trains depart Huddersfield at 7.18pm, calling at all stations to arrive 8.36pm in Sheffield. The return journey departs Sheffield at 8.42pm, to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm (Huddersfield at 9.57pm). The round trip of Penistone to Penistone is about 1hr 35m. Music trains have a bar with Real Ale from Mallinson's Brewery. Also a range of other beverages and refreshments. Penistone Line + Music Trains.
Thurs - Sun
6th to 9th
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - All day and a 'Festival of Dusk' live entertainment event Fri/Sat from 6pm. Main section in St George's Square, convenient from Penistone by rail. Definitely worth a visit. Its normally a really good weekend. It has a fantastic choice of real ales and ciders, and a good selection of cuisine from around the globe. Food Avenue on Byram Street and St Peter's Street. Children's workshops and children's entertainment. Some of the stalls: Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream, Crispy Duck, Riverford Organic Farm, Empire Brewery, Barrington's Deli, Kabana (curries), Exotic Burgers and Ministry of Chocolate. Also Friday and Saturday on the Piazza: Hudds F&D Fest. Map of stalls (pdf).
Thurs 6th PACT Meeting - 10am, Thursday 6th August, Community Centre. PACT = Partners And Communities Together! This is one of the regular public meetings which looks at local policing matters and issues arising. SY Police. More than seventy comments have been submitted to the 'We are Penistone' Facebook group concerning alleged rip-offs by a local business. SY Police.
Fri 7th The Buskin' Buddies - Evening, Penistone RBL Club. Free admission but please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL
Sat 8th Afternoon Tea - 2pm to 4pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church. Cakes and craft stall and refreshments. It is not clear what they mean by 'Afternoon Tea', as a cup of tea would not cost the £8 ticket price. It must be a proper meal. 'Book a ticket or come along for cakes and crafts.' Call 76 5579.
  ,,   ,, 'We'll Meet Again' - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10, from box office, call 76 7532. An afternoon of 1940s nostalgia, with Kevin Grunhill tickling the ivories of the Compton organ and his extra-special guests The Take 2 Big Band, who are always good value. See Penistone Organ Trust. From poster.
Sun 9th Penistone Food Fair - From 10.30am, 9th Aug and every second Sunday of the month from now on, Penistone Market Barn. Sponsored by Digi Print of Bridge End, who do printing, copying and banners. This is a new idea on a new poster.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 9am to noon, Tesco car park. Vendors: £5 per car, £7 per van. Bookings: Email: penistone@communityattesco.co.uk, call 01226 302 370 or book with those nice ladies at the Customer Service counter. Proceeds to The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Item from Barnsley Chronicle and more details poster.
  ,,   ,, RBL Quiz Nights Cancelled - Sunday 9th and Sunday 23rd August. This is due to the Games Room being refurnished. The Games Room crowd will be invading the Lounge. Penistone RBL. From poster.
Mon, Tues
10th & 11th
Summer Children's Fun with 'Fair and Funky' - 9.30am, Totties' Garden Centre, Scholes, HD9 1AU. £3.50 per child, no booking required. At the garden centre and its Olive Tree bistro. 'Fair and Funky' children's workshops start at 9.30am, described as: 'Turning bits & bobs from the garden into something new, fun and exciting!' They look at recycling, Fair Trade and the environment. Other interests are: garden games, sandpit, ice cream, sheep, ducks and chickens. Totties Event. Contact: 01484 683 363 (Garden Centre), 01484 680 227 (The Olive Tree Bistro Café), Email: info@tottiesgardencentre.co.uk.
Tues 11th Debbie Askew (Psychic Medium) - 8pm, The Rag (aka the Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. Tickets £10 available from the venue, call 01226 76 3125. One hopes she is on the level. Debbie Askew. From poster.
Fri 14th Twilight Soul Club - 7pm to midnight, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. £4 admission buys five hours of Northern Soul, with a strict 'vinyl-only' policy. Resident DJs: Jim Kenny, Brian Crossland and Dave Waller, with guest DJs. The Northern Soul night is the second Friday of each month in the Pie Hall. See poster on Facebook.
Sat 15th
Penistone Remembers VJ Day - 11am, Penistone War Memorial, outside Penistone Church. Everyone is welcome to attend and commemorate an important milestone of history. VJ Day in Penistone will also be remembered in the normal Sunday Church Service on Sunday 16th. This day is marked as VJ Day in the UK, although America will remember VJ Day on 2nd September, as designated by President Truman in 1945.
The History: The Japanese were losing the war but did not surrender until nuclear bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Japan's Emperor Hirohito finally accepted the Potsdam Declaration and surrendered on 15th August 1945, effectively ending the Second World War which had already ended in Europe and elsewhere. The surrender ceremony was conducted more than two weeks later and the Americans use that date instead of this one. See Historic UK.
  ,,   ,, South Yorkshire Festival - Noon to 5pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Free admission, £2 parking charge for charity. A family fun day with union, craft and gift stalls, barbecue, beer tent, animal handling and a brass band. All children's entertainment is free, including pony rides, birds of prey show, bouncy castles, pony rides, dancers, 'Frozen' arena (and characters), games and play area. Tea, coffee and cakes will also be available. For more info, call 01142 882 100, Email, Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, PCFC FA Cup Match (Preliminary round) - Kick off 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road. PCFC versus Pontefract Collieries. 'Do not miss history in the making'. PCFC - Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Elvis Tribute - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £5, available from: Paul Schofield Butchers, Penistone; The Dunkirk; The George, Upper Denby; Denroyd Farm and Dale 83 Car dealer, Shepley. Call 07917 582 451. Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Last Date - for entries to Penistone Competitive Music Festival, Saturday 26th September.
Weds 19th Historic Tour of Cannon Hall - 6.30pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Limited number of tickets at £10, call 01226 790 270. 'See Cannon Hall as Never Before.' Cannon Hall. From poster.
Fri 21st Summer Fayre - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home. Stalls, tombola, raffle and more. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 76 2092.
Sat 22nd Leeds FC versus Sheffield Wednesday - 12.30pm on Satellite TV, viewable in the RBL and pubs. Please note that non-member visitors to Penistone RBL must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL
Sun 23rd SV Community Gardens Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Spring Vale Gardens. Free admission. Plant and veg sales, physic garden talks, tea and cakes, book stall, bric-a-brac stall, tombola, children's activities. Find out about volunteering for Spring Vale Community Garden. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Jumble Trail - 11am to 5pm, Sites around our area. A 'Jumble Trail' is a one-day-only, car boot/garage jumble sale, but in various locations in the area. Those participating set up stalls outside their houses to sell goods. Think more like 'open car boot - tabletop - garage sale' and less like 'open gardens'. This is a community event organised by local people and open to all.
All sorts of goods on offer, start from the top ...
  • Sharon's Stall - 28 Longley Ings, Oxspring, S36 8ZS
  • Jay's Jumble - 115 Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HJ
  • Clare's Stall - 5 Green Acres, Penistone, S36 6DB
  • Annie's Jumble - 7 Lees Avenue, Penistone, S36 7BW
  • Dan and Tracey's Stall - 61 Ward Street, Penistone, S36 6EP
  • Susan's Stall - 27 Lower Unwin Street, Penistone, S36 6LX
  • Gill's Stall - 4 Church View Crescent, Penistone, S36 6AS
  • Michelle's Stall - 18 Park Avenue, Penistone, S36 6DN
  • Mick's Stall - 114 Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX
  • Lucie's Stall - 11 Royd Avenue, Millhouse Green, S36 9NX
  • Shirley's Stall - 46 Royd Avenue, Millhouse Green, S36 9NX.
Please note that Rain will stop play! See Joanne Griffin's FaceBook for the latest updates. Also posted on the 'We are Penistone' Facebook Group.
Mon - Fri
24th to 28th
Summer Sports Camp - Penistone Leisure Centre (the old Drill Hall). This misnamed 'camp' does not involve camping or other accommodation. It is a range of activities for boys and girls for the long summer holidays. A range of activities: Football, Badminton, Rugby, Volleyball, Table Tennis (aka 'whiff whaff'), Martial Arts, Roller Skating, Games, Circuits and more. See Sporting Penistone's Summer Sports Camp page.
Mon 24th Arsenal versus Liverpool - 8pm on Satellite TV, viewable in the RBL and pubs. Please note that non-member visitors to Penistone RBL must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL
Weds 26th Summer Tea Party - 2pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley (on the bad bend). Admission £3, gets you a choice of sandwich, cake, scone and unlimited tea and coffee. 'Come and join in the fun.' From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, Fashion Show/Sale - 7pm for 7.30pm start, Penistone Community Centre. Tickets £4 (including a drink), call 76 4349 or 01484 865 021. High Street quality, bargain prices, all sizes. All items available for purchase on the night - cash, credit or debits cards accepted. Proceeds to Spring Vale Methodist Church and Penistone Centre Stage Musicals. SD Fashion Show Co. Ltd., Nottingham. From poster.
Thurs 27th Mike Lydiat and Davilaweigi Markham - 8.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Raising funds for Weston Park Cancer Care with their music hall antics. Come along and join in the fun. There will be a raffle and collection bucket. The Huntsman - Facebook.
Fri to Mon
28th to 31st
Cannon Hall Food Festival - Cannon Hall Farm (behind Cannon Hall proper), Cawthorne. Plenty of good parking - pay and display. According to the Barnsley Chronicle, the lass behind the Fixby-based Food Festivals Ltd. is one Mrs Catherine Burger. It's called 'nominative determinism'.
Fri 28th Care Giver Recruitment Open Day - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Library S36 6BR. Looking for warm, kind and compassionate individuals to provide all-round support to old people in their own homes, such as picking up prescriptions, home help, companionship or emotional support. For more information, call 01226 391 010. 'Home Instead Senior Care' Barugh Green branch.
Sat 29th Car Boot Sale - 10am to 2pm, The George (car park), Upper Denby. Proceeds to the upkeep of the village, as provided by the newly-formed Denby Village Conservation Group, which held its first meeting in May 2015. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, 1940s - 70th Anniversary (of the end of WWII) - From noon, Wortley Club. No admission price advertised. An afternoon and evening of entertainment, with: guest beers, NAAFI, 'Best Dressed' competition (presumably 1940s style), live music, sing-along, dancing, bouncy castle and sweet stall. This award-winning club has featured several times in CAMRA publications. The poster has the Barnsley Hospice logo.
  ,,   ,, Barbecue Evening - From 7.30pm, The Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. No prices or other details given. Blacksmith's Arms.
Sun 30th 'Brooklands Revisited' (Vintage and Classic Cars) - From 7.30am (for full English breakfast at £4.95), all day event, Brooklands Nurseries, Scholes, Nr Holmfirth, HD9 1UJ. Admission £5 adults, free to children under 10 y.o., please pre-book by calling 01484 863 881. Classic cars, sports cars, racing cars, super cars, motorbikes, trucks, tractors, custom vehicles, kit cars and anything else on wheels. Lots to see and do with exhibits, bar, stall, auto jumble, food, raffle and children's rides. Indoor and outdoor stalls and camping available. Also an evening music event, see below. In support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. See Brooklands Nurseries.
  ,,   ,, 'Mini Fest' Car Boot Sale - From 9am, White Heart. Breakfasts served from 10am. Traders' fees not declared. Barbecue and live music in the afternoon. Good parking. White Heart. From roadside posters.
  ,,   ,, Pen Theatre Group 'Shack Youth' Prep Session - 10.30am to 5pm, The Shack, Bridge Street. This is a session for the youth section of Penistone Theatre Group, getting ready for Penistone Show on Saturday 12th September. Their poster says: 'Bring lunch and snacks, open mind and energy.' There will be another session on Sunday 6th September.
  ,,   ,, Charity Car Boot Sale - 11am, Stall-holders from 10.30am, Hade Edge FC, Hade Edge. Up to 70 pitches, hot food and drinks available and toilets. Plenty of parking outside the football ground. Contact Audrey Dalton, 01484 684 924. From Look Local.
  ,,   ,, Poppy Picnic and Barbecue - 2pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Voluntary fee of £2 donated to the national Royal British Legion fund to help our armed forces. Bring some food with (sandwiches, sausages, pies, cakes, rolls, salads, etc.) you and let's all picnic together. Singers and music all day, egg & spoon races, name the teddy, cake sale, how many sweets in the jar, apple bobbing, bouncy castle, stalls. Call 07947 167 666.
  ,,   ,, 'After Dark Party' (Continuation of 'Brooklands Revisited', above) - 7.30pm till late, Brooklands Nurseries, Scholes,Nr Holmfirth, HD9 1UJ. Presumably the same admission fee as the classic car event above, Adults £5. Local bands, 80s disco, bar and food available. See Brooklands Nurseries.
Mon 31st BH Summer Bank Holiday - The last Monday of August. (Time & Date)
  ,,   ,, Summer Garden and Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission but parking likely to be £2 a car. More than forty garden, gift and craft stalls. See the beautiful gardens of Wortley Hall. Call 01142 882 100.

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September   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month This month belongs to Penistone Show. Also Heritage Open Days and Tuby's Funfair (vouchers). Penistone Competitive Music Festival will be back for its 47th year. Penistone Town Council will also vote on the Neighbourhood Plan, after dragging its feet and raise matters about revised road layouts which they were not consulted on. Then there is a Lunar eclipse and Armageddon. Nobody reads this far.
To Tues 1st End of School Holiday - Officially returns today, not Monday 31st, as that was a Bank Holiday. See BMBC School Dates.
Tues 1st Annual Rally - 2.45pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Their poster says all of this:
Speaker Margaret Kenworthy talking about her experiences
Puppy Walking for the Guide Dogs
Chaired by Jane Roberts
Followed by light refreshments.
Fri 4th The Peter Rigby Quartet - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by a current member. Penistone RBL.
Sat 5th 'School Disco' - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £5 from Paul Schofield butcher, Market St., The George Inn, Upper Denby, The Dunkirk, Lower Denby, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby, Dale Motors, Shepley or call 07917 582 451. Free shot for anyone in a school uniform. Denroyd Farm. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'The Gondoliers' (Musical) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets £15, Conc. £14. A performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan favourite by the West Yorkshire Savoyards, back by popular demand. Box Office 76 7532, The Paramount. NB. Online bookings do not include concessions.
  ,,   ,, RBL Harvest Festival Charity Auction - 8.30pm, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Always a good night, but especially with Mr John Aspin as auctioneer. It is not on Show Day this year, so there won't be the usual wilting flowers. This will be a lively evening with a wide range of bits and bobs, home-made pies, T-shirts, mystery prizes and lots of useful, interesting and novelty items. Any brown envelopes will always be a good risk. The piano was sold in 2014 - and this time it has really gone. All donations gratefully received, which will be auctioned to raise money for charity. A mighty sum of £1,273 was raised in 2014 towards Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Head Start. Penistone RBL.
Sun 6th The Cannon Hall Run - 10am, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Sponsored 10km run (just over 6 miles) and a family 2km fun run (nearly a mile and a half). Register via Barnsley Hospice or call 01226 323 628.
  ,,   ,, Pen Theatre Group 'Shack Youth' Prep Session - 10.30am to 5pm, The Shack, Bridge Street. This is a session for the youth section of Penistone Theatre Group to get ready for Penistone Show on Saturday 12th September. Poster says: 'Bring lunch and snacks, open mind and energy.' Penistone Theatre Group
  ,,   ,, Model Engineers' Summer Open Day - Miniature railway trains from 11am, Wortley Top Forge, Near Thurgoland, S35 7DN. From the Penistone side, turn right at Thurgoland traffic lights and follow the road. Admission: Adults £3, Concessions £2, Children 50p. Organised by Wortley Top Forge Model Engineers, the event has: Live steam trains, diesel and electric trains, miniature traction engines, industrial engines, train rides and refreshments. This historic site has a miniature railway alongside the River Don. For enquiries, call (Mobile) 07788 681 741. Wortley Top Forge.
  ,,   ,, Quiz Night Returns - 9pm, Penistone RBL Club, St Mary's Street. Not yet confirmed but the Games Room has been refurbished (complete with a 'Muriel' of old photographs and stripy seats), so the feisty interlopers and bar flies will be out of the way and normal activities can continue. Penistone RBL.
Mon 7th Portfolio 1 (Photography Exhibition) - The Art House Café, Church Street, S36 6AR. Poster does not specify how long it will be on display.
  ,,   ,, 'Diva Disco' (On the train) - Depart 7.50pm, Sheffield Platform, Penistone Railway Station. Purchase a return ticket on the train. Music trains depart Huddersfield at 7.18pm, calling at all stations to arrive 8.36pm in Sheffield. The return journey departs Sheffield at 8.42pm, to arrive back at Penistone at 9.25pm (Huddersfield at 9.57pm). The round trip of Penistone to Penistone is about 1hr 35m. Music trains have a bar with Real Ale from Mallinson's Brewery. Also a range of other beverages and refreshments. Penistone Line + Music Trains.
Tues 8th Penistone Centre Stage Enrolment - 7.30pm, Community Centre. Rehearsals have started for their production of 'Mr Scrooge' to be played in November. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
Weds 9th Well done to her Majesty the Queen. We will miss her when she goes.
Thurs - Sun
10th to 13th
Heritage Open Days - Locations throughout the region, such as: High Flatts Quaker Meeting House (see below), Penistone Masonic Lodge (see below, Sun 13th), Wentworth Castle Gardens, Cawthorne Museum, Hoylandswaine Nail Forge (Sunday 11am to 5pm), HoylandSwaine Church (see below), Silkstone Church (Thurs/Fri 11am to 4pm & Sun Noon to 4pm) and Wortley Top Forge (Sat 11am to 4pm). See Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, St John's Church Heritage Open Days - Fri 11am to 4pm and Sun Noon to 4pm, St John's Church, HoylandSwaine.
Free entry but contributions appreciated. St John the Evangelist's church was built by the Spencer-Stanhope family of Cannon Hall. A pre-Raphaelite mural by John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope has been professionally restored in the church by arrangement with Hoylandswaine Arts group. It had been painted over in earlier times. Refreshments and craft stall. Bell-ringers will be competing around 3pm Saturday for the Swaine Cup. See St John's and Heritage Open Days. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Quaker Meeting House (Heritage Open Days) - Thurs to Sat 10am to 5pm, Sunday noon to 5pm, High Flatts, opposite Windmil Lane. No booking required. As the lane is uneven and an access to houses, it would be appreciated if visitors parked at the top or on Windmill Lane. Access to the Meeting House is to the ground floor only.
The Meeting House is at the bottom of Firth Lane and has its own graveyard. It is a very early Quaker house c. 1653 and situated in a scenic hamlet, which had been exclusively Quaker-owned until recent times. The building is of local stone and offers spectacular views over magnificent rolling countryside. Please note that there is no wheelchair access to toilets or to the upper gallery. Heritage Open Days.
Thurs 10th Business Start-up Open Day - 10am to 4pm, Penistone 1, behind the Spread Eagle. This has been organised by BBIC ("Bee-Bic") in Barnsley and is for people hoping to start their own business, with free advice on such as finances, legislation and marketing. Although called 'Barnsley Start-up', it also applies to the Penistone area. It is important to register early for one-on-one sessions using the booking form at Barnsley Start-up.
  ,,   ,, Aprille and The Shower - 8.30pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Blue Grass music at The Huntsman.
Fri 11th Blood Donor Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Walk-in available or make an appointment via the Blood website. Tea, biscuits and the feeling of 'doing good' provided.
  ,,   ,, Church Walk to Royd Moor - 6.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. This will go to the Viewing Platform at Royd Moor where the Bishop of Whitby, the Right Reverend Paul Ferguson, will conduct prayers. Upon their return to the church, the congregation will enjoy a buffet meal. Then it might be across the road for a pint (my speculation). See Penistone C of E. From the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, The Last Laugh Comedy Club - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. All of your favourite jokes in one place, with Radio Sheffield's (and Phoenix Night's) Toby Foster in the chair. Other chairs are available. Please note that this is for over-18s only, given the 'adult' nature of the comedy. Call The Penistone Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 to book advance tickets.
Sat 12th
to Sun 27th
South Pennines 'Walk and Ride' Festival - Details to be announced later. In fact their website does not give much many clues for what it is all about but all will become clear later. Perhaps. SP W&R Fest.

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The 143rd Penistone Show - Gates open 8am, Stalls intact until 5pm, Showground (The Queen Elizabeth II Field).
Pre-Show ticket prices: Adult £9, Children £2.50, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £20. Show Day gate prices: Adult £10, Children £3.00, Family Tickets (two children with two adults) £23.00. No senior concessions this year. Advance tickets on-line or from local venues:
Clark's Chemist, Green Kleens, Paul Schofield Butchers, The Arthouse Café, Harrington's Butchers or Penistone Paramount.

This is Penistone's big event of the year and a great family day out, with much more than animals to see:
Vintage vehicles of all kinds, entertainment rings, children's rides, puppet show, children's entertainment, helter skelter, bands, singers, steam machines, horsey people, horsey rings, horsey smells, goats, ferrets, poultry, ducks, ovine - bovine - canine - porcine quadrupeds, wellies, trading stalls, sweet stalls without prices, walking sticks, tweedy hats, tweedy people, outdoor clothing, horticulture, an apiarist with hives,arts and crafts, military stands, Penistone Town Council, Penistone Mayor Cllr Andrew Millner and his Consort Gill Millner, The Bishop of Whitby (The Right Reverend Paul Ferguson), EPIP, NFU, , Penistone FM, Penistone Theatre Group, Penistone Camera Club, charities, community groups, demonstrations, fruit & veg displays, all kinds of displays, binoculars, plants, hot food, cold food, lukewarm food, veggie food, chips, rubber burgers, ice cream, sandwich tent, candy floss, and expensive beer in wobbly plastic glasses. Heaps of tranklements. Get your hand stamped and eat out in Penistone.
Bands: Noon - Thurlstone Brass Band, 1pm - Thurlstone Brass Training Band and 1pm - Barnsley Concert Band.

Not forgetting Penistone Agricultural Society, who have organised this event with 'Freddie' T-Shirts on sale for £15 and a Freddie competition. There is also a school poster competition but details were on the reverse of the poster! There is a members' tent (join on the day) with proper cooked meals ably guarded by a very smart and dignified gentleman in uniform on the door. He's Very smart. Full travel and class entry details are on the Penistone Show website. Parking in our town will be nearly impossible but there is ample free parking (follow signs) adjacent to the Showground and it is well-organised. Please note that, due to cack-handed politics, the 'Town Centre Car Park' belongs to Tesco and visitors to the Show will be turned away. See Penistone Show and Facebook.

  ,,   ,, ORCA Bathrooms and Tiling Ltd. - A new shop opens next door to Wisemans's from 9am on Penistone Show Day. Snailmail address is 90b High St, Penistone. All are welcome to come along and have a look.
  ,,   ,, 'Allsorts of Fun' - 6pm to 6.45pm, Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley. Free admission but children must be accompanied by an adult. With Dr Matt Pritchard, illusionist, comedian and gospel speaker. A special fun event for children, organised by Tankersley Deanery (Anglican church), so it will be in good taste. From poster and supported by Penistone Church.
  ,,   ,, 'Evening of Allsorts' - 7.30pm to 9pm, Wharncliffe Silkstone (Pilley) WMC, Worsborough Rise, S75 3AR. Free admission and the bar will be open. This event has a C of E flavour and is described as 'thought-provoking entertainment.' It has brass band music and Dr Matt Pritchard, illusionist, comedian and gospel speaker. Special guest is The Bishop of Whitby, who visited Penistone Show on this day. Mr Google can't find this venue on the map but it is somewhere near Tankersley. Organised by Tankersley Deanery (Anglican church). From poster and supported by Penistone Church.
  ,,   ,, Johnny Martel (Singer) - Evening, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Free admission. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 13th Bullhouse Chapel Open Day (Heritage Open Day) - 10am to 4pm, Bullhouse Chapel, near Millhouse Green. All are welcome. Come and visit this old chapel, built in 1692 to accommodate dissenting worship. On display will be old Marriage and Christenings records and memorabilia associated with the Chapel. Visitors are invited to bring any of their own materials associated with this worty place of worship. Heritage Open Days. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Masonic Hall Open Day (Heritage Open Day) - Sunday 13th September, 10am to 4pm, The Masonic Hall, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. 'Everyone invited - free admission.' A rare opportunity to visit the Masonic Hall of the 6933 Pengeston Lodge, adjacent to and built at the same time as Penistone Town Hall (Paramount) in 1914. The Town Hall, Masonic Hall and Council Chamber was constructed next to the Carnegie Free Library, which opened the year before in 1913. This Open Day will be guided by an experienced Brother to explain the symbolisms and answer questions. There will also be a small exhibition of Masonic paraphernalia and the organisation's charitable work. Complementary tea, coffee, squash and biscuits provided. For more information, call 07889 157 729. Heritage Open Days.
  ,,   ,, Hands-on Crafts Day - 11am to 4pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall. Admission: Adult £1, Child 50p. A range of local heritage crafts to see and try. Learn a new craft; ask the experts for tips and hands-on help. Craft books, great raffles, tea, coffee, drinks and snacks. Organised by Bolsterstone Archeology and Heritage Group.
Mon - Fri
14th to 18th
Sheffield Road B6462 Closed at Penistone Viaduct - 4.30am, Mon 14th to 11.30pm, Friday 18th. The road will be closed for repairs to the viaduct bridge for 20 metres each side of the bridge.
For Vehicles:
From Penistone Town Centre, vehicle access to Sheffield Road in Spring Vale for all but large vehicles (low bridge and narrow road) would be: Mortimer Road, turn left on to Green Road and follow until Sheffield Road. For all outward journeys, leave Penistone via Bridge End.
For Pedestrians:
If pedestrians are not allowed to pass, the walking route would be via the Trans-Pennine Trail at Penistone Railway Station and exit on to Green Road. A more perilous but pleasing walking alternative would: Wentworth Road, Water Hall Park, under the viaduct and across the River Don by stepping stones (the dodgy bit), follow the rough pathway to Spring Vale Cricket Club and up the lane to re-join Sheffield Road.
Work will recommence 21st September to 2nd October.
Weds 16th 'The Sheffield Dialect and Customs' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This talk by David Battye is the first of the winter series by Penistone History Group. Annual subscription is £10. The group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. Note that the Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
Thurs - Sat
17th to 19th
Tuby's Funfair - Thurs/Fri 6pm to 10pm, Saturday 2pm to 10pm, Showground, behind Tesco. 'A great fun day out for all of the family'. Ridie the rides, snag the ducks, wallow in candyfloss and enjoy the day. Tuby's Funfair and now on Facebook (Discount vouchers pdf). From poster.
Thurs 17th 'The Rocky Horror Show' - 7pm, Paramount Theatre. Tickets £15. Live via satellite from the West End of London, which is a rough area somewhere south of Yorkshire. Paramount Theatre - Box Office 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, 'History of Health, Hygiene and Toilet Habits' (History talk) - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Community 'Center' (Look Local uses a US spell-checker or can't spell 'Centre'). Admission price not given. All are welcome to a talk by Maureen Taylor. Thurgoland Local History Group.
Fri & Sat
18th - 19th
'A Lady of Letters' (Alan Bennet monologue) - 7.45pm, The Parsonage House (garden marquee), Manchester Road, Thurlstone. No charge but donations requested. In an Alan Bennet 'Talking Heads' production directed by Jonathan Walker, Val Mills plays the part of a lonely spinster who finds herself in trouble with the law over her letter-writing. Each performance includes a recital by Jamie Forbes-Thomson on piano and Alice Eirwan on harp.
Fri 18th Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, 3 Wellthorne Mews, Ingbirchworth. No ticket needed but bring a contribution to the sale. Ingbirchworth Community Group (ICG) is raising funds for Ingbirchworth Parish Council to purchase another defribrillator for the village. The first one is sited by the shop. All contributions of cakes, bring-and-buy items, etc., will be gratefully received. The next ICG meeting will be at the same address on Wednesday 23rd September. All are welcome. From poster.
Sat 19th SGRA Celebration Event - 10am to noon, Path at the end of Heathercliff Way, off Saunderson Gardens (estate with bungalows around the corner from the Leisure Centre). SGRA = Saunderson Gardens Residents' Association. This celebrates work done on the path and surrounding area that connects the Saunderson estate to the Trans-Pennine Trail. Hot and cold refreshments, cake stall, children's treasure hunt, colouring competition and other activities. Also information on the orchard and gardens. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Brass & Voices Concert - 7.15pm to 9.15pm, St Mary's Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. Admission £5. This is the third annual 'Brass and Voices Concert.' Refreshments available. Thurlstone Brass Training Band and Millhouse Green MVC. From poster
  ,,   ,, Kevin Kitchen (Singer and guitarist) - Evening, The Fours (aka 'The Travellers Inn'), Oxspring.
Kevin is a well-established Yorkshire performer and writer/composer with a variety of styles; 'Everything from Michael Bublé to Sam Smith, Adele and Ed Sheeran'. Kevin Kitchen is also on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Mal Martin (Singist) - Evening, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Free admission. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL. From poster.
Sun 20th Pear Day - 11am to 4pm, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Free admission. 'All things pear.' Come and celebrate the magnificent pear harvest. Fun-themed family activities, including pear tastings and pear-inspired refreshments. Also taking place is a sponsored dog walk in the park. Walk your dogs around the lakes and in the park gardens, there are several walks to suit (the longest being three miles). All funds raised will be donated to the Save Our Lakes Campaign. Walks begin at 10am from the main car park. See Pear Day. From poster. Cannon Hall.
  ,,   ,, Road Works - 4pm to midnight, St Mary's Street Roundabout. This will be on three consecutive Sundays.
For more information, call 01226 773 555. From road sign.
  ,,   ,, 'Loraks Dog Show' - Time not stated, Bromley Farm, Peafield Lane, Wortley, S35 7DE. It is not obvious what this means but it is being held under the Kennel Club regulations. From a poster in Tesco, which has all of the terms and conditions but no times.
Mon 21st
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Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, The Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building.
Agenda Item 11: To decide whether to proceed with a Neighbourhood Plan.
'Monies to this project, if approved, will be required by granting a variation on this year's budget, which will need council approval beyond the Neighbourhood Plan.'
The first stage of the NP was passed 3rd June 2015, when BMBC accepted Penistone Town Council's application as a 'Neighbourhood Area' and 'NP Champion' Mr Ian McKay explained all at the June PTC meeting. If accepted, the Penistone NP would attract central funding. Also, a local referendum would be required (again funded by BMBC). Oxspring Parish Council received £8,000 towards their plan (July Minutes doc) and have set the standard for others to follow with their stylish Neighbourhood Plan Website. See also Page 4 of OPC's Summer Report (pdf).
PTC meetings are 7pm on the third Monday of each month except August. The public may observe, record, video and photograph PTC meetings and raise questions (supposedly minuted) before the start (unlike Thurgoland Parish Council whose 2010 Standing Orders are not consistent with the current law on transparency). Penistone Town Council.
Weds 23rd Autumnal Equinox. Wikipedia has a good article on Equinoxes.
  ,,   ,, 'A History of Wine' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Brian Parkhirst. Details from leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 6.30pm, Cubley Hall. Everything you need (except the shotgun) for the Big Day. Cubley Hall.
Thurs - Sat
24th to 26th
'Move Over Mrs Markham' - 7.15pm, Paramount. Tickets £9 or £6 concessions 'Contains adult humour'. A comedy farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapham, set in an elegant top-floor flat belonging to the fictional Philip and Joanna Markham. Performed by Penistone Theatre Group and directed by Claire Spencer. Paramount Theatre. Box Office, call 76 7532. Book early. From poster.
Thurs 24th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 9am to 10.45am, Community Room, Thurlstone School. 'Everyone welcome. Pop across for a coffee/tea/juice and a slice of cake after you have dropped the kids off at school. All funds raised from the toddler group on this day will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. We look forward to seeing you there.' NB. TCG raised £282.68 last year. Thurlstone Community Group (FB).
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Parish Church. Okay so they have a coffee morning anyway on Market Days but this one is a fund-raiser for the MacMillan Cancer Support fund, so it qualifies. Also cakes, tombola and a raffle. Pen Church Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Summer Reading Challenge Presentations - 5pm to 5.45pm, Penistone Library, High Street. Book your place now (one adult per family). From poster outside the Library.
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield Town Versus Nottingham Forest (Football) - 7.45pm. Watch it is a pub or club, with a beer and some atmosphere
Fri 25th MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 2pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, by the Police Station. Various stalls: Cakes, books, good-as-new clothing. Also refreshements and a raffle. FairTrade coffee to sup. From poster.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10.30am, Buckingham Care Home, Off the High Street, opposite Ward Street. A snippet from 'We are Penistone' community page on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - 1.30pm to 3.15pm, St. John's Primary School (Infant SJS bungalow). A snippet from 'We are Penistone' community page on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, MacMillan Coffee Morning - Time not known, Blush Hairdressers, Wentworth Road (near the bollards). A snippet from 'We are Penistone' community page on Facebook.
Weekend
26th & 27th
Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival - 10am to 6pm, Holmfirth. More than forty stallholders and entertainment for all of the family, with Frumptarn Guggenband, street artists, festival trails, face-painting and more. H Food and Drink Fest.

Sat 26th


Penistone coat of arms

Penistone 46th Annual Competitive Music Festival - All day from 9.30am to about 9.30pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, S36 7BX. This event is for amateurs only.
  • Morning
    • Class 1 - 10am, Piano Solo, under 9 years old,
    • Class 2 - Piano Solo, under 11,
    • Class 3 - Piano Solo, under 13,
    • Class 4 - 10.45am, Piano Solo, under 15,
    • Class 5 - Piano Solo, under 17 and
    • Class 6 - Piano Solo, Open Category.
  • Afternoon
    • Class 7 - 2pm, Solo Instrument Excluding Piano (Under 13, own choice, maximum 4 minutes),
    • Class 8 - Solo Instrument Excluding Piano (14 to 18, own choice, max 5 mins)
    • Class 9 - Instrument Ensemble (Open, from 3 to 12 performers, own choice, max 6 mins),
    • Class 10 - 2.15pm, Solo Singing (Girls or Boys Under 13, set piece of either 'The Wizard' or 'The Little Spanish Town'),
    • Class 11 - Solo Singing (Girls or Boys Under 16, own choice, max 3 mins),
    • Class 12 - Junior Vocal Challenge (under 18, own choice, max 4 mins).
  • Evening:
    • Class 13 - 3.30pm, Oratorio Solo (Open, own choice, no repeats, max 6 mins),
    • Class 14 - 3.55pm, Songs from the Shows (Solo, own choice, to be sung as a concert item, max 4 mins),
    • Class 15 - 5.30pm, Female Voice Choirs (Min 12 members, own choice, two contrasting pieces, max eight mins total),
    • Class 16 - Male Voice Choirs (Minimum 12 members, own choice, two contrasting pieces, max eight minutes total),
    • Class 17 - Open Challenge Choral (male/female or mixed, minimum 12 members, own choice, two contrasting pieces, max eight minutes total).
The adjudicator is Steven Roberts MEd BA(Hons) Cert Ed BBCM CMS. Light refreshments are available to around 6pm. Further details from the website or by Email. The Penistone Competitive Music Festival (PCMF) was founded by Millhouse Green MVC. This event is always held on the last Saturday of September. Registered Charity No. 511148.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Celebration - 10am, Spring Vale Methodist Church. With Stuart Merry. Tea, coffee, cake and produce for sale, in association with Spring Vale Community Garden. From an out of town poster.
  ,,   ,, Macmillan Coffee Morning and Afternoon Tea - 10am to 4pm, The George, Upper Denby. With vintage cars, an Artisan Fayre, live music 'and lots of cakes.' Live music from The Bus Pass Buskers. Raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Call 01484 861 347. The George (Facebook) From poster.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland 'Swishing Party' Event - Browsing Time: 1.30pm to 2pm, Swishing Time: 2pm to 4pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. £5 entry fee. 'Swishing' is a cross between Jumble Sale and Raffle, except that you take home what you want. It's also environmentally friendly as we recycle the clothes and go home with a new wardrobe. There's no limit what you can take home, clothes, accessories, shoes, jewellery and more, so bring some bags. Refreshements available, with cake, tea and coffee. The poster does not state who this is in aid of but we might presume it it for the Church. For more information, call Naomi on 07846 204 802.
  ,,   ,, Paul Stewart (Singer) - Evening, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street, Penistone. Free admission. Please note that non-members must be signed in by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 27th Railway Day Trip to Blackpool - Special train departs Penistone at 8.05am and arrives in Blackpool at 10.28am. This allows about six hours before departing Blackpool at 4.32pm and arriving back in Penistone at 6.55pm. The illuminations start at 7.30pm so you won't be there late enough to see them. Early booking advisable. Adults £25, Children £15, Family £70, under fives Free. Refreshments with bar and free entertainment available. For bookings, visit the Huddersfield Railway Station Buffet on Platform 4, call 01142 490 716 or 01142 491 481 or email penistoneline@gmail.com. From Penistone Line Partnership (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Guided 'Pie and Pea Walk' - Noon, The George, Upper Denby. Pies for walkers should be ordered in advance, at the bar or by calling 01484 861 347. The George (Facebook) From poster.
Mon 28th Total Lunar Eclipse ('Blood Moon') - 3.13am. See Eclipses.
Weds 30th 'Voyage into Britain's Canals' (Pen History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Mike Spick. The group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. Note that the Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Family History Course - Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30am for ten weeks, Penistone Library. Fee not advertised. This is the first of a new course to help you trace your ancestors. To book a place, please call 01226 217 695. All welcome. From poster.

Braford Accordion BandThis is cold tea.Spitfire at the Show

October   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Penistone Beer Festival returns to Penistone Church. New laws have come into play this month, Christmas now starts in October and Mr Fox will make his annual appearance in Langsett. Then it's the usual Hallowe'en nonsense to get us into the mood for Bonfire Night.
Thurs 1st New Regulations:
> Rented Properties - Landlords are now required to fit working Smoke and CO alarms to their premises.
> Smoking in Cars - It is now illegal for drivers to smoke in their cars when children are present.
> New Consumer Rights - You can now return faulty new goods, including cars, within 30 days for a full refund without being fobbed off with a repair. It's well worth reading What Hi-fi's Summary. (The Act)
> Plazzy Carrier Bags - To cost 5p in larger shops and supermarkets. The Co-op has good cloth bags with long handles, leaving your hands free.
It's well worth reading What Hi-fi's Summary. (The Act)
  ,,   ,, Country Market 21st Anniversary - 10am to noon, Main Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. 'Come to our 21st Birthday Party'. This is for Penistone Country Market which is held every Market Day, with a variety of jams, chutneys, vegetables, bakes and other foods and other stalls. Free cake and tombola.
  ,,   ,, Policing Issues Meeting - 10am, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. A public meeting to discuss local Police, nuisance and crime issues. It is run by the 'LPT' or 'Local Police Team', also known as 'The Police'. Contact 'The Police' by calling 101 (if you're lucky) or 999 if it is serious. Email is more reliable for non-emergency matters. Barnsley West Police.
  ,,   ,, PGS Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, S36 7BX. Ample parking higher up the road. 'A fantastic opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet our staff and tour our facilities'. PGS is described as one of South Yorkshire's top ten schools. Enquiries: call 76 2114, Email: enquiries@penistone-gs.uk. Web: PGS. From newspaper insert.
Fri 2nd MacMillan Coffee Morning ('More afternoon tea than morning coffee') - 2pm to 4.30pm, 14 Highfields, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JP. Tim and Chris say: 'Come and join us'. RSVP, call 76 5986. From poster in the Cottage Salon's window, next to Wiseman's. MacMillan Cancer Support. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Matt Shaw (Meatloaf Tribute) - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by a current member. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, 'Elaine Carpenter Sings' (Northern Soul and Motown Hits)' - 8.30pm to 1am, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. (Facebook Event)
Weekend
3rd & 4th
'A Chip in the Sugar' (Alan Bennet monologue) - Sat 7.45pm, Sun 3pm, (garden marquee) The Parsonage House, Manchester Road, Thurlstone. No charge but donations requested. In an Alan Bennet 'Talking Heads' production directed by Jonathan Walker-Kane, Fraser Wilkinson plays the part of a batchelor with mother problems. Each performance is followed by soprano Alison Robertson accompanied by Liam Waddle on piano. From Barnsley Chronicle, 4th Sept.
Sat 3rd Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, Pie Hall, Denby Dale. Free admission. Small car park.
  ,,   ,, Flu Clinic - Contact Reception to make an appointment at Penistone Group Practice. Poster says: 'Are you entitled to one?' 'Don't take a risk this winter.' Call 76 2424.
  ,,   ,, 'Open Doors Lunch' - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Choice of: Soup and Roll, Fish Pie with Vegetables or Sausage and Mash with Vegetables (but no vegetarian option) and a Selection of Sweets. Also Tea and Coffee. A Raffle too. Everyone Welcome. From poster.
Sun 4th Wedding Fayre - Time not stated, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission but parking likely to be £2 per car. Everything but the shotgun for the big day. Wortley Hall.
Mon 5th Whist Drive - 7.15pm, Cricket Club, HoylandSwaine. A fund-raiser for Yorkshire Cancer Research, organised by Trevor and Kathleen Totty. From Barnsley Chronicle.
Weds 7th Duoro, 'River of Gold' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Melvyn Cook . The group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. Note that the Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
Thurs 8th Aprille and The Shower (Bluegrass Band) - 8.30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Free admission. Real Ales on tap. This is a Sheffield-based bluegrass band, Members: Aprille Deacon, double bass Steve Read, mandolin/vocals Bob Diehl, fiddle/vocals John Leary, banjo/vocals. There's a vacancy for someone on guitar/Vocals. Aprille and The Shower (Facebook), The Huntsman (Facebook Group), Tel. 764892.
Fri to Sun
9th to 11th
Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues all around Marsden. Various ticket prices and a 'four for the price of three' offer from the website. Aka 'Jazz in the Yorkshire Pennines.' There's a lot going on and far too much for this 'umble website to include. Pick up a pamphlet from Penistone Library or see M JazzFest for tickets and directions. You can even buy a MJfest T-shirt. Supported by Kirklees Council and Arts Council England.
Fri 9th Hobson's Chorus - 7.15pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Tickets £6 includes supper, available by calling 76 4349 or 01484 86 5021. This is a musical evening with this famous local choir directed by Jane Hobson. The evening also features Matt Redman, a well-known musician, arranger and composer from Ingbirchworth who is now based in London. Jane Hobson also directs Penistone Ladies' Choir on other occasions. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Harpsicord Recital - 7.30pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church. Ticket £7 or £12 for both this and the Kanneh Mason Quartet concert on the 16th. Performed by the renowned organist David Lewis. HoylandSwaine Arts. Email: Contact@hoylandswainearts.co.uk call 76 4797. From Barnsley Chronicle and poster. Someone ought to organise these events to avoid clashes.
  ,,   ,, 4th Anniversary Night of 'Soul at the Pie Hall' - 7pm to Midnight, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Admission £4. Another great night of Northern Soul, playing with a strict policy of 'Original Vinyl Only.'
Sat 10th Barnsley War Memorial Project - 10am to 11am, Barnsley Town Hall. This ought to be prefixed with 'To Whom it May Concern'. Penistone Archive Group has been invited, as the meeting hopes to include discussion on the progress of local history groups in the Barnsley borough. A follow-up meeting is scheduled for 5th December.
  ,,   ,, 'Ladies Who Lunch' - Doors open at noon (1pm to 4pm), Griffin Suite Shaw Lane Rugby Club, Barnsley, S79 6HZ. Limited number of tickets, £17 per person, includes meal and and an afternoon with the best-selling author Milly Johnson. Menu: Starter - Goats Cheese Tart, Main Course - Carved Meats and salads, Pud - Cream Cakes and Coffee/Tea. To book, call 01226 203 509 or Email functions@barnsleyrufc.co.uk. Proceeds to BRUFC and Barnsley Hospice.
  ,,   ,, MVC and Band Concert - 7.15pm, Huddersfield Town Hall. Tickets £10 to £15, available from Kirklees Information Centres, by calling 01484 223 200 or 01484 222 444, or by the Kirklees Tickets website. Note that the website page is a huge 26MB download and slow to complete loading because of re-scaled high-res pictures as thumbnail pictures. This concert is a collaboration by New Mill MVC and Hepworth Band, with the organist Gordon Stewart.
Sun 11th Mayor's Civic Service - 10am, Penistone Parish Church. Penistone Mayor Cllr Andrew Millner is Guest of Honour at this service, which will also include a 'messy church' Harvest Festival. Councillors and prominent people are likely to attend. Everyone welcome. Penistone Church (Facebook), Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission 50p. 'Bargains Galore'. A wide variety of stalls including 'Beryl's Bunnies'. Bring plenty of shopping bags with you. Refreshments available. The Penistone Archive is also open in the Lower Hall. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 10am, Crow Edge, A616.
  ,,   ,, 'Sheeran' (Tribute) - Doors open 7.30pm, Cubley hall. Tickets £5 on the door or via the Sheerhan Tribute website. This is an evening with the award-winning singer and musician, Tristan Drew, with Sheffield-based Huntsman as support act (see 15th November below). See Cubley Hall, whose website this item came from.
Weds 14th 'The Fire Brigade' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Mike Hodgekiss. Details from leaflet.
Thurs 15th Thurgoland Flu Clinic - To make an appointment, contact Reception at Penistone Group Practice, which administers to Thurgoland. Poster says: 'Are you entitled to one?' 'Don't take a risk this winter.' Call 76 2424.
Fri - Sat
16th & 17th
The Third Penistone Beer Festival - 7pm to 11pm both days, Penistone Church. Admission £6 includes a commemorative half-pint glass. Beer tokens are worth a half-pint of beer each, 9 tokens for £10. A wide range of beers and some ciders. Live music, Friday: 'The Man in the Street'; Saturday: 'Six Months in Mexico'. This year's charities are: Barnsley Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Penistone Parish Church (Facebook). Organised by Denby Dale and District Lions (Facebook). Please note that the White Heart is also having a 'Penistone Beer Festival' in November, but this one is already established and was first to claim the title.
Fri 16th Kanneh Mason Quartet - 7.30pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church, S36 7JQ. Ticket £7 or £12 both for this and the Harpsichord Concert on the 9th. Email: Contact@hoylandswainearts.co.uk call 76 4797. This quartet was in the semi-final of 'Britain's Got Talent' on TV.
Their website says: 'The children attend the prestigious Royal Academy of Music. Isata (19), the viola player in the quartet, is finishing her first year studying piano full-time, with a scholarship funded by Elton John. The others are at Junior Royal Academy; Braimah (17), studies violin, Sheku (16), cello, and Konya (14), studies violin.' Includes music by Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart. HoylandSwaine Arts.
  ,,   ,, Hobson's Chorus - 7.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley, S35 7DB. Admission £6 on the door. A mix of old, new, past and present songs. From Look Local, no obvious posters around.
  ,,   ,, Annual Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Enquiries, call: 76 1017 or 76 3260. Supporting Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. See Millhouse Green MVC.
  ,,   ,, Wine, Tapas and Live Music - Time not stated, evening, Rafters Function Room, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Ticket event only, £25 per person, which includes five glasses of selected wines. Olive and fresh breads on arrival. Wine merchant Patrice will be on hand to give advice. Acoustic guitar music by Libby. Waggon and Horses.
Weekend
17th, 18th
'Penistone Theatre dance Festival' - 9am to 6pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. 'Small entry fee'. A mix of ballet, tap, modern, groups, national and Greek dancing. Refreshments available all day. Note that this was advertised only in Look Local, with no posters around Penistone and no publicity on the Paramount Theatre website or at Betty Chapelle's Dance School, whom we might expect to be involved. It is possibly a mistake at Look Local, although the same item is repeated for the following weekend. Paramount Box Office 76 7532.
Sat 17th Brunch - 10am to 1pm, St Aidan's, Sheffield Road, Oxspring. A good old fry-up with tea/coffee for a fiver (£2.50 for children under 11). Bacon bap for £2.50. 'All are Welcome.' The poster went up a bit late.
  ,,   ,, Tabletop Sale - 10am to 2pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. Admission not stated. To hire tables (£5 each) as a seller, call 76 4281. This is a fund-raiser for Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook), who did very well at the recent Penistone Competitive Music Festival. From poster and PTC Events.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. 'Please help and come and support us'. For further information, call Teresa or Shirley on 76 2092. From poster.
Sun 18th Sporting Day (inc. Clay Shoot) - Time not stated, From the White Heart. £50 per person covers bacon butties to start the day, gun hire for a Clay Shoot at The Boar Shooting Grounds (Glossop) and, upon returning, a two-course Sunday Dinner in time to watch the 4pm Rugby World Cup Final from Twickenham on the big screen TV. White Heart.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - Time not stated, St James's Church, Midhopestones. 'In aid of church funds.' All welcome and all donations welcome. Another incomplete entry from Look Local. St James's.
Mon 19th Poppy Appeal RBLPoppy Event - 10am, Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street.
Schoolchildren from Spring Vale School will be laying poppies on the banking by the RBL. The plastic poppies have been constructed like those in London. This is to help launch the Poppy Appeal. RBL.
  ,,   ,, Poppy Appeal RBLRBL Poppy Appeal - Starts this day locally or officially on Thursday. Poppies are available from many local shops, schools, the Royal British Legion and street vendors. Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the country's defence but also helping with modern day service casualties. Institutions which were set up by 'Help for Heroes' continue to receive their supprt from the Royal British Legion. Wear your poppy with pride.
Weds 21st 'Glass Making in Barnsley' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Stephen Miller . Details from leaflet.
Thurs 22nd Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Lower Hall, next to the Penistone Archive (which will be open), Community Centre, Church Street. A fund-raiser for St Mary's RC Church. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Timeless Theatre' - 2.30pm and 7.30pm, The Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets £14.50, concessions £12.50. 'The Ultimate Feel-Good Show', with old-style music hall and other favourites. Performed by West End and international vocalists, with the Memory Lane Dancers. Timeless Theatre. See The Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532. From leaflet.
Fri 23rd Michael Bublé Tribute - Time not stated, White Heart, by Penistone Bridge. Price of £30 per person includes a three-course meal, with the entertainment performed by Mikey Powell. White Heart.
Weekend
24th, 25th
'Penistone Theatre dance Festival' - 9am to 6pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. 'Small entry fee'. Same item as the weekend before, with a mix of ballet, tap, modern, groups, national and Greek dancing. Refreshments available all day. Note that this was advertised only in Look Local, with no posters around Penistone and no publicity on the Paramount Theatre website or at Betty Chapelle's Dance School, where we might expect dancers to come from. It is possibly a mistake at Look Local. It wouldn't be the first. Paramount Box Office 76 7532.
Sat 24th Green Moor Church Fair - 10am to 1pm, at Green Moor Church. Free admission. Refreshments, tombola, white elephant (and pick-up bags?), raffle, books, 'Name the Animal' (a white elephant?), 'nearly new' stall, cakes, buns 'and much more'. All are welcome. All contributions to the above stalls would be very welcome. 'Please support your local church.' From a tiny poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Keeping the Memories Alive' Community Concert - 7pm, Penistone Parish Church. A ticket-only event at £5 per adult aand £2.50 per child. The concert will feature: Marsh Ladies' Choir, Spring Vale Schoolchildren, Penistone Community Band and Barnsley Concert Band. The concert is for the community and will help remember the boys who died at their father's hand, with their favourite tunes. In aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice of Sheffield.Details from Barnsley Chronicle (16th Jan 2015) and poster in Penistone Church (Oct).
  ,,   ,, Harvest Auction - 8pm, The George, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE. This is the main fund-raising and social event of Denby Ladies' (Senior Citizens) Committee, to help towards an annual trip and Christmas activities for Denby and High Flatts pensioners. All auction contributions welcome, such as fresh produce, pickles, chutneys, home-made cakes and biscuits, tins of food or any other food or drink items. 'Come along and join the fun.' The George Inn and facebook.
  ,,   ,, Mr Fox Fire Dance - 8.30pm, near Waggon & Horses, Langsett. The annual procession of rather weird, masked dancers twirling fire sticks and marching to the tavern. This folk event occurs on the Saturday nearest to the 'Hunter's Moon' in October. See Mr Fox for the story and Waggon & Horses. Future Mr Fox processions: 24th October 2015, 15th October 2016 and 4th November 2017.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - Time not stated, presumably in the evening, Mustard Pot, Midhopestones. The Mustard Pot website is stuck in January this year. Tel. 76 1155. BP Buskers. Another incomplete entry from Look Local.
Sun 25th British Summertime (BST) Ends - 'Spring forwards, fall backwards' (or 'Winter draws on, Summer pants away'). Clocks go back one hour first thing in the morning. Fire and Rescue people say to use the clock-change to remind you to check your smoke detectors.
  ,,   ,, Antique and Collector's Fair - 10am to 3pm, Community Centre. Admission 50p. Refreshments available. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club.
  ,,   ,, 'The Great Northern Hamfest' (Radio Rally) - 10am, Barnsley Metrodome, S71 1AN. £3.50 admission. This rally is aimed at radio amateurs, s.w.l.s and electronics hobbyists, with a wide collection of equipment, components, Citizens' Band radio, aerials, 'boots', valves, power supplies, SWR meters, second-hand gear and more. Radio User magazine says: 'Trade stands, special interest groups, family attractions, catering and facilities for the disabled'. Don't expect the big-name stands (Yaesu, Kenwood, etc.) that you find at the Elsecar rally, this one is more orientated toward user groups. Organised by the South Yorkshire Repeater Group.
  ,,   ,, Battle of Agincourt - A bit of history here. It's the 600th Anniversary from 1415, when we thrashed the French again. It was the the Hundred Years War. With odds greater than three to one, the young King Henry V won one of the greatest victories of military history. The battle left 4,000 French dead to 400 on our side. Solidly whupped! See 'This Day in History' site.
  ,,   ,, The Tony Bengtsson Trio and Toby Burton - Doors open 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or reserved in advance from Chris McShane Music. See Tony Bengtsson Band.
Mon 26th
to Fri 30th
School Holiday - A week off. Return Monday 2nd November.
See BMBC School Dates.
Mon 26th Spectre (James Bond Film) - Release of the latest Bond film.
The Paramount was not successful in acquiring it for the day when the release date was changed. See 18th to 24th November, below.
Weds 28th No history talk today. It is usually every Wednesday in the Community Centre, during winter months. Penistone History Group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. Note that the Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
Fri 30th Tapas Evening - 7pm, Generations Café, St Mary's Street, opposite the Royal British Legion. Bookings, call 76 1583. Generations Café, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Competition (Last Chance for Entry) - Noon, Penistone Co-op Food Store. This is for entrants to make a spider, pumpkin ghost or skeleton. Winners will be declared 11am on Saturday 31st. This item was stolen from Pen FM.
Sat 31st All Hallows Eve. In other words, 'Hallowe'en'; the evening before 'All Saints Day' on 1st November, and therefore somewhat less saintly. Hallowe'en dates from about 1745 and is of Christian origin. Saints are 'Hallowed', you see, as in 'Holy'. 'Evening' is shortened to 'E'en', (which is almost the Yorkshire word 'een' for 'eyes') and properly needs the apostrophe. A radio news report said it started in the UK with carved turnips but the Americans found pumpkins more plentiful and easier to carve.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Art and Craft 'Spooktacular' - 10am to noon, Community Centre, Church Street. Fee £6.50 per child (18months to 11yrs and must be accompanied by an adult), refreshments included. Creative fun for young 'uns. Paint a 'trick or treat' bag and make a scary Hallowe'en hat or mask ready for whatever goes on in the evening (or is that the e'en?) Limited places so book early. Call 01226 307 051 or (mobile) 07933 500 175 or Email: saraleroux@thecreationstation.co.uk. See The Creation Station Ltd. for more (also on Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone 'Spoooooktakular Pumpkin Hunt' - 2pm to 5pm, Thurlstone Primary School, Royd Moor Road. Limited tickets available £3, toddlers under two years free. More Hallowe'en fun for the day. 'Come and join us for our annual spoooooktakular pumpkin hunt trick and treating around the village followed by children's party and disco. Get your scariest costumes on (adults too!!) Tickets are £3.00 per child (under 2 free). Unfortunately, we have to limit tickets for this event due to space but they will be available shortly from TCG committee members.' Facebook Event, see Thurlstone Community Group (FB).
  ,,   ,, Penistone Hallowe'en - 4.30pm to 7pm, Market Barn. Admission: £4 on the door or advance tickets £2.50 per child (wristband), available from: Cafe Creme, Cafe Generation, the Arthouse Cafe and Harrington's Butcher. Buy wristbands online from Penistone Hallowe'en. Lots of family fun and 'spooktacular' activities (included in ticket price) for children 4 to 11 years old. Fancy Dress competition and Carved Pumpkin competition to be judged around 6pm - 6:30pm. Open to everyone, with music, food and drink available. Don't forget to bring the kids in fancy dress with their carved pumpkins for the competition. Organised by Penistone Round Table and Ladies' Circle, sponsored by Butcher Residential and CD Autos.
  ,,   ,, Family Hallowe'en Party - From 5pm to 10pm, 'Spooky Barn', Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, Delph House Farm, Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. Tickets: £4.50 Adult; £2.50 Child, Under 1’s free, call the Ice Cream Parlour on 76 2551 (option 2) or book via the website. From 5pm - 6.30pm, a 'Mini Monsters Ball' with children’s party tunes, party games and children’s fancy dress competition (arrive early as the winner will be announced at 6.30pm). Real spiders can be found in the barn. Yummy Yorkshire.

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November   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Guy Fawkes' Night, Remembrance Parade and Ceremony are November's biggies. Now in its tenth year, Razzmatazz performs 'Rock of Ages' musical and Penistone Centre Stage performs 'Mr Scrooge.' This month also marks the centenary of films being first shown in Penistone Town Hall.
Sun 1st All Saints' Day. Well, if we have to acknowledge Hallowe'en, then we ought to remember All Saints' Day too, seeing as they are connected.
  ,,   ,, 'Tin Bath' Steam Train - Penistone Railway Station and the Penistone Line. 'Tin Bath' is the nickname for a train hauled by two former LMS 'Black Five' steam locomotives, Nos. 45407 and 44871. This is a round trip departing 9.03am from Preston, arriving 12.43pm at Sheffield. The 1.27pm return journey from Sheffield will be on the Penistone Line. Note some minor changes to the times, which will be subject to further variation. See Railway Touring for more detail.
  ,,   ,, Crazy Heart (Local folk band) - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall, S36 9DF. Tickets £5 on the door or from Chris McShane. From poster.
Tues 3rd 'Ukulele Breakfast' - From 9.15am to noon, The Udder Room, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, Delph House Farm, Ingbirchworth, HD8 8XY. Only 20 places available, at £20 each, so early booking is essential. This includes a YY Full English Breakfast or YY Vegetarian Breakfast with unlimited tea and coffee followed by a Ukulele Band 'workshop'. To book, contact local folkmeister Chris McShane on his website or via email: info@chrismcshanemusic.co.uk, stating your breakfast order and how you like your eggs. The Ukulele Band meets and rehearses in the Rafters Function Room at the Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. See the poster (pdf). Also visit Chris's Facebook.
Weds 4th 'Steel and the Great War' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Geoff Smales. The group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. Note that the Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
Fri 6th Care for Claire - 11am on BBC Radio 4 (93.7MHz FM and 198kHz Long Wave).
The BBC's Alan Dein talks to Penistone lass Claire Throssell about how the local community has been helping her after her sons were killed by their father with a house fire in October 2014 and how community support has helped her focus on creating a legacy for her sons. This follows on from her visit to Woman's Hour on Thursday 5th November.
See this Radio4 page, which refers to Rev David Hopkins of Penistone Church, entertainer Dave Cherry, the Rotary Club (which might not have been involved) and the 41 Club but negligently forgets the Round Table, which had the harrowing job of cleaning up the fire-damaged house on Tennyson Close.
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Poppy Appeal RBLPGS War Memorial Remembrance Service - 10.45am, Memorial Stone by Penistone Grammar School's car park entrance. This will also be the launch by local author Janet Dyson of her new book detailing the ex-PGS Fallen of the Great War of 1914 - 1918. The Remembrance Ceremony will have the roll of the alumni who fell. In attendance will be Penistone Mayor, Father David Hopkin from Penistone Church, School Principal Jo Higgins, assorted councillors, PGS students (looking particularly neat and tidy), probably the press and members of the public. This event is annually on the Friday before Remembrance Sunday.
  ,,   ,, Dedication of Ingbirchworth's new War Memorial - Assemble for the Dedication before 11am, Wellthorne Avenue, Ingbirchworth. The Dedication will be conducted by Rev. Ann Sykes. This has been organised by Ingbirchworth and Gunthwaite Parish Council. The stone was sculpted by Jim Milner, who had also designed and sculpted Thurlstone's new War Memorial. Stonemason David Bedford was also involved in the project. The first Remembrance Ceremony at the stone will take place in Ingbirchworth on Sunday.
  ,,   ,, 'Louisiana' - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by a current member. Penistone RBL.
Weekend
7th and 8th
Wedding Open Weekend - Noon to 4pm, White Heart. Website says: 'View our fabulous Function Room and stylish Bridal Suite' and 'Special offers on Bridal Packages this weekend.' So, there you go and now you know. White Heart.
Sat 7th Autumn Fayre - 10am to Noon, St Mary's Church, Talbot Road. Admission 50p. All manner of stalls. Tea/coffee and cake for a pound. Somebody forgot to put the opening times on most of the posters.
  ,,   ,, RNLI Coffee Morning - 10am, to noon, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street. For the lifeboats. From a late poster.
  ,,   ,, Huddersfield versus Leeds (Football) - 12.30pm, On Sky TV, at a pub or club near you, and the Royal British Legion (non-members must be signed in). Both teams have a strong local following and this is likely to be a lively match in a crowded pub or club. Penistone RBL.

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Penistone Bonfire Night, Commemorating the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 - Opens 6.45pm, Bonfire lit at 7.15pm, Fireworks from 7.30pm, Showground (aka the QEII Recreation Ground), Penistone.
Admission £4 (or £3 advance tickets purchased on-line), under 16's free. Hot food and drinks available. This is always a big and glorious event for all ages.
Some History:
The point of this event, which occurs throughout the UK, was to commemorate the anniversary of the arrest of Guido 'Guy' Fawkes on 5th November 1605 for attempting to kill King James I and his associates in Parliament, using a gunpowder explosion. Guy was arrested in situ and tortured for a long time until he confessed. He was executed on 30th January 1606 by being hung, drawn and quartered in a noisy public spectacle outside Westminster Hall. A law was then passed making it compulsory for the ringing of church bells and the lighting of fires in every village and town to commemorate the event. As it had been a 'papish plot', it was customary to burn an effigy of the Pope but this later became an effigy of Guy Fawkes. In modern times, it is common for the 'Guys' to be made by schoolchildren and thrown on the fire (a useful way to get rid of dad's old jumper). Penistone's Church bells were rung on Guy Fawkes' Night for at least a century after the crime. The word 'bonfire' comes from 'bone fire'.
Now, commit this to memory:

"Remember, Remember the Fifth of November,
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I see no Reason why Gunpowder, Treason,
Should ever be Forgot..."

... And we still do remember more than four centuries later. The event is properly called 'Guy Fawkes Night' or 'Bonfire Night' - not 'Fireworks Night' which, literally, 'loses the Plot' (Round Table please take note). This event is run by volunteers and organised by Penistone Round Table (Facebook) with Penistone Fire and Rescue. Profits to charity and to offset the cost of fireworks. Please see the Bonfire page.
  ,,   ,, Debbie Askew (Spritualist Medium) - Opens 7pm for 8pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Tickets £9.00 per person and include a supper of home-made meat and potato pie with mushy peas (vegetarian options available), to eat in the interval. All tickets to be booked and paid for before the night, call in at the Waggon and Horses or call 76 3259.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.15pm, The Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets available from the Box Office (76 7532) at £10, concessions £8. This is a milestone event for Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook) as their very first gig at Penistone Paramount, having been founded 27 years ago. With guests Hade Edge Brass Band. The first session will alternate between the two organisations, whilst their post-interval performances will be together. See The Paramount.
Sun 8th Car Boot Sale - From 9am, White Heart, by Penistone Bridge. The usual formula is for cooked breakfasts to be available. Stallholders pay £5 per car, to set up by 8.30am. Traders call 76 2843 to book. White Heart.
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Poppy Appeal RBLPenistone Remembrance Parade and Ceremony - Assemble 10.20am by Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane to set off in procession at about 10.40am. This is a parade of service and ex-service men and women, with representation from the Police, Fire & Rescue, Scouts, Guides, Brownies, dignitaries, RBL members and public. Thurlstone Brass Band will lead the parade, to join the assembly by Penistone War Memorial outside Penistone Church. The actual Remembrance Ceremony takes place there, with wreath-laying and a roll call of the fallen, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. A Service of Remembrance will follow in Penistone Church. The first poppy day was 11th November 1921. See RBL Website and the Remembrance page on this website. Facebook also has a 'Lest We Forget' page.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - Leading up to 11am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Poppy Appeal RBLThurlstone Remembrance Ceremony - Assemble from 10.30am at the new War Memorial, Thurlstone. Wreath-laying and roll call of the fallen followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am, for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. This will be only the second time at the new memorial stone in Thurlstone, which was laid on 18th December 2013. Please support this. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Ingbirchworth and Gunthwaite Remembrance Ceremony - Assemble about 10.30am at the new War Memorial, Welthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth. Father David Stocker will conduct the service. The new War Memorial stone was dedicated by Rev Ann Sykes on Friday 6th November (see above). The Rolls of Honour had been rescued from Ingbirchworth Methodist Chapel when it closed last year. See Roll of Honour article.
Weds - Sat
11th to 14th
'Rock of Ages' (Musical, 'Come on Feel The Noize') - 7.30pm each evening, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets £12, Concessions £11. Another production by the irrepressible Razzmatazz Musical Theatre Group, presenting the UK amateur premiere of this Broadway and West End production. Set in late 1980s Hollywood and includes rock hits from that era. See Facebook). Bookings: Paramount, call 76 7532.
Weds 11th 'The Huskar Disaster' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Colin Bower. The group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. Note that the Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Public Meeting - 7pm to 9pm, Main Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. This meeting has been called by Community Action Penistone (CAP), which was formed by local residents concerned about the seemingly uncontrolled rash of housing development and how the essential nature of our area is being affected.
The meeting will discuss the current state of affairs. As two leading CAP members have been co-opted on to the PTC 'Development and Regeneration Committee', it is likely that Penistone Neighbourhood Plan will be on the agenda. A decision to go ahead with a Penistone NP was taken this year by Penistone Town Council. (No details posted so far on the PTC website).
Message from CAP Secretary Jan Stanley:
'All, please join us to discuss the additional sites in the Local plan and how best to comment. Consultation is open from 30/10 for six weeks. We need as many comments as possible. We want to make a very loud noise!'
There will be a presentation at the meeting on how best to comment on the later sites to be included in Barnsley Council's 'Local Plan', as the earlier sites are already 'in the bag'. The first BMBC Consultation is on the day after the meeting. See the CAP Event on Facebook and the Local Plan 'Drop-in' items below.
Thurs 12th Barnsley Council's 'Local Plan' Drop-in Session - 2pm to 4pm, Penistone Town Hall Building (presumably the old Carnegie Library). Pick the bones out of their Consultation Page. No I don't understand it either.
  ,,   ,, PGS Post-16s Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, S36 7BX. Ample parking higher up the road. 'A fantastic opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet our staff and tour our facilities'. PGS is described as one of South Yorkshire's top ten schools. Enquiries: call 76 2114, Email: enquiries@penistone-gs.uk. Web: PGS. From newspaper insert.
Fri - Sat
13th, 14th
Wonderfully Made in Yorkshire, Craft Fair - 10.30am both days to 6pm Friday and 8pm Saturday, All Saints' Church, High Street, Silkstone, S75 4JN. More than forty stalls of Christmas gifts and crafts. Prospective stall-holders, please call 01226 790 068 or Email: gtooke@tiscali.co.uk. See Silkstone Reflects and the organiser's Facebook.
Fri 13th Charity Night with 'Soz' (Local musical trio) - 8.30pm, The Rag, Ingbirchworth (aka 'Fountain Inn'). 'A mix of music with a 1960s slant.' This is in aid of Martin House Hospice. From poster.
Sat 14th Ladies' Luncheon (With a speaker) - Noon for 12.30pm, Holiday Inn, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 3JT. Function price £22, includes a two-course dinner. The speaker is Janet Slain, giving a talk on 'Knickers: A Brief History.' This is a fund-raiser for Barnsley Hospice. Enquiries, call 01226 323 627 or Email victoria.stead@barnsley-hospice.org. See Barnsley Hospice. From charity stall leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Barnsley Council's 'Local Plan' Drop-in Session- 10am to noon, Penistone Market Barn. Pick the bones out of their Consultation Page. No I don't understand it either.
Sun 15th 'Huntsman' (Live and acoustic band) - 7.30pm, Cubley Hall. Tickets £3 on the door or from the Huntsman band. This Sheffield-based band is described as: 'An acoustic rock-inflected originals band'. View them on Youtube singing their own composition 'You're Beautiful', which is spelt better there than on the poster. Your = It belongs to you; You're = You are. Cubley Hall.
  ,,   ,, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Children's Fantasy Film, 2005, PG) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
Mon 16th Penistone Town Council - 7pm, Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. Local public and press may observe the meeting and there is a short 'public participation' moment before the meeting where questions can be put to the council. This is a great talking shop (more talking than doing). Meetings on every third Monday of the month except August. Penistone TC.
  ,,   ,, The Sound of Music (Film 1965, U) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
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'The Phantom of the Opera' (Silent 1925 Film with Musical Accompaniment, PG) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets: Adult £8, Child £3, visit the Box Office or call 76 7532. Run time is about 1hour and 40minutes. (A billed Chaplin film was not shown on the night).
Recreating the cinema style of the 1920s. A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. Featuring 'screen legend' Lon Chaney (1883 - 1930) as Erik the Phantom, with Mary Philbin (1902 - 1993) as Paris opera star Christine Daaé and Norman Kerry (1894 - 1956) as her lover, the Vicomte Raoul de Chagny. With plenty of commotion (a 'Bal Masque') on the grand staircase of Paris Opera House and a large troupe of pretty dancing girls. Produced by Carl Laemmle, president of Universal Pictures at the time. After much re-editing (following audience reviews and boos), the film debuted on September 6, 1925, at the Astor Theatre in New York City. The film is based on Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel 'Le Fantôme de l'Opéra'. Actress Mary Philbin made a rare public appearance at the 1986 opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera' musical, in Los Angeles. See The Phantom's Wiki. The 'Paris Opera House' set was so strongly built that it survived until its demolition at Universal Studios in 2014.
This film from the 1920s is being shown in Penistone as part of the commemoration of a hundred years of films being shown in Penistone Town Hall (Paramount). Holmfirth Silents is behind this showing. See Town Hall History and Paramount.
  ,,   ,, England versus France (Football) - 8pm, On Sky TV, at a pub or club near you, and the Royal British Legion (non-members must be signed in). This is likely to be a lively match, as we wup our traditional adversary. Penistone RBL.
Weds 18th 'The Streets of Barnsley' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Raymond Walker. Details from leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Mike Harding - 7.30pm, The Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets £15. Mike needs no introduction and he has come to Penistone to plug his autobiography: 'The Adventures of the Crumpsall Kid' and to entertain we 'umble yokels (You can tell this is a personal website). A guaranteed good night's entertainment. You can learn all about Crumpsall on the Manchester Evening News website. The Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532.
Thurs - Sun
19th to 22nd
Art at the Altar - 10.15am to 5pm (Thurs/Fri to 8pm), Penistone Church. Free admission.Hen's Teeth arts group once again presents a range of hand-made arts and crafts from the local area (their shopping bags are good too). With such as: pots, paintings, wooden items, jewellery, textiles, glass articles, silver and other metal items, prints, etc. These will make excellent gifts for Christmas. Refreshments available. From posters.
Thurs 19th Brief Encounter (Anniversary Edition of the 1945 film, PG) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Shopping Evening - 6pm to 9pm, Wortley Arms, S35 7DB. Free admission and free canapes on entry. Fashion, bags, jewellery, make-up, body shop, teeth whitening, home-made fudge, Christmas gifts and more. Wortley Arms.
Fri - Sun
20th to 22nd
'Penistone Beer Festival' (MkII) - Usual opening times, White Heart. Not connected with the original one held in October, in Penistone Church. This is the first White Heart beer fest, with 25 Real Ales and Ciders, with food and live music.
Fri 20th Centenary of Films in the Town Hall. Some sources give it as the 19th but the Penistone Alamanac gives this date. In 1915 Mr Joseph O Jesson showed the first film, having hired Penistone Town Hall for the purpose. As the early films were silent, musical accompaniment was normal. Usually, Mrs May Bust did the honour of tickling the ivories. The first event on this day in 1915 was described in the Penistone Almanac as 'A high-class concert and pictures.' See the Town Hall History Page and details of commemorative films in the Box above this table.
  ,,   ,, Grease (1978 Musical Film, PG) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
Sun 22nd Sheffield Retired Greyhounds' Christmas Fayre - 10am to 2pm, Rotherham Gate Lodge, Howbrook Lane, Wortley, S35 7DH. Admission not disclosed. 'Loads of great Christmas ideas for humans and pets, plus meet our wonderful greyhounds' - it says on their poster. Stalls, live music and family fun. See Father Christmas and his reindeer. For information, call 01142 888 300.
  ,,   ,, The Goonies (Children's 1985 Comedy/Adventure Film, PG) - 2pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, Night at the Opera (Marx Bros. Comedy Film, 1935, U) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
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Carmen (By 'Opera Australia') - 7pm, Penistone Paramount. Confusion over the date is because the poster says 'Tues 23rd November', which must be wrong and can't be in December. It is either Monday 23rd or Tuesday 24th. This is a live by satellite show from Sydney Harbour. The Paramount, Box Office 76 7532.
Weds 25th Bookings start for the Sunday 3rd January Dressage Event - 10am to 4.45pm, Romley Farm Indoor Arena, Peafields lane, Wortley Sheffield, S35 7DE. Various categories explained on the Legup Equestrian website. Open for bookings from 25th November 2015. Entries close 31st December at 11am or before, if full.
  ,,   ,, 'Comedians Part Two' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription £10. A Penistone History Group talk by Trevor Moody. The group's Penistone Archive section is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. Note that the Archive is open most Market days in the Community Centre's Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
  ,,   ,, The E.L.O. Experience (Tribute band) - 7.30pm, Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets £20. ELO Tribute. See The Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532. From leaflet.
Thurs - Sat
26th to 28th
Mr Scrooge - 7.15pm each night and 2.15pm Saturday matinee, Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets £10, concessions £9. Performed by the well-established Penistone Centre Stage Musicals (formerly Penistone Operatic Society). A wonderful family show based on the Charles Dickens' classic book, featuring toe-tapping songs and traditional Christmas carols and suitable for all of the family. See The Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532. From posters and leaflet.
Fri 27th 'Care for Claire' Concert - 7pm to 10pm, Penistone Church. Admission £3 on the door. With local folk band Crazy Heart, the Rafters Ukulele Ensemble and other guests. Online donations (not for tickets) can be directed to Gofundme/qe57bgg. From poster.
Sat 28th Holmfirth Christmas Lights Switch-On - 3pm to 6pm, Holmfirth Town Centre. Meet the 'Frozen' princesses Elsa and Anna. Also: Christmas crafts, face painting, live entertainment and more. The 'Frozen' princesses will turn on Holmfirth's Christmas tree lights and be around for photos. Our rival town of Holmfirth demonstrates how public events can be organised nicely, even if they can't wait until December.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fashion Show - 5pm to 9pm, Gemini Dress Agency, Springfield Mills, Norman Road, Denby Dale. Tickets £6 (from Gemini or Beanies) includes a free glass of something nice, a free raffle ticket and a few nibbles kindly provided by Beanies. Live music and 10% off any purchase in Gemini on the night. Please come along and join us and support our charity. For more information, call 07765 501 695. Gemini is on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - Evening, Penistone Royal British Legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by a current member. Penistone RBL.
Sun 29th Christmas Market - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free admission and free parking. More than sixty stalls (on website, but the poster says 'more than fifty') with heaps of gifts for Christmas. 'A fun day for all the family'. Refreshments will be served from the lounge, including cakes and hot roast sandwiches and the bar will be also open. 'Treat yourself to a mulled wine and a mince pie and get into the festive spirit.' You might also like to stay for their Sunday Carvery Dinner (that's 'lunch' if you're from the South). Call 0114 288 2100 for more info or to book a stall. Wortley Hall. From poster and website.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Shopping Fayre - Noon to 4pm, Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR. A big shopping event in Penistone, with: hand-made goods, Candles by Claire, Chic Crafts, Yummi-Scrumi-Licious Cakes, My Little Crayon, Cheeky Monkeys, B&J Craft Company, Beadalicious Handmade Jewellery, Papercuts by Donna, Harmoneek Harmony, Forever Freedom, Hand-made by Gillian, Jewellery by Tracy, Martin Puk Originals, Beau Jewellery, Pumpkin Hair Bow Boutique, Temple Spa, Shirley's Hand-made Cards and Gifts, Homecooking (Spring Vale sandwich shop), arts, crafts, adult/children's fashions, pet products and sweets. Also a face-painter and games for children. Refreshments and food available. Raising funds for Barnsley Special Baby Care Unit. See BDGH Tiny Hearts Appeal. Also a tombola stall for Marie Curie Cancer Care. See Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Guided 'Pie and Pea Walk' - Noon, The George, Upper Denby. Pies for walkers should be ordered in advance, at the bar or by calling 01484 861 347. The George (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Festive Fayre - 2pm, Village Hall, Roper Lane, Thurgoland, S357AA. Tickets £2 from the School Office. 'Lots of great stalls to enjoy, mince pies, mulled wine, gingerbread and Santa in his Grotto.' Competitions and a raffle. All proceeds to Thurgoland School. See Facebook Event. Thurgoland is also on Facebook but it is out of date.
  ,,   ,, 'No Horizon' (Musical) - 7.15pm, Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets £12 and £10. A play based on the life of eminent, blind mathematician Sir Nicholas Saunderson, who was born in Thurlstone. Presented by 'Penistone Community Arts', a largely unknown and closed group based at Spring Vale School. Facebook. See The Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532. From leaflet.

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December   Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar). See 2016 Events.
This Month MagiShop Christmas started October and TV Christmas in November. 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' from the USA. Trees and trimmings up twelve days before Christmas Day and down twelve days after. Some Fairs and Fayres, Choral events (which clash), Carol Singing, Christmas Services and other church events, then it's New Year's dances and ceilidhs.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - Various times, various places, see below. The RT sleigh run raises huge amounts of money to give to local charities and good causes. The Ward Alliance has very kindly treated them to a brand new sleigh. Penistone RT (Facebook)
Weds 2nd 'Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and one biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Pat Osbourne. The group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. The Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
  ,,   ,, 'Sweet Bells' (Christmas song and dance) - 8pm to 11.30pm, The Huntsman, (main road) Thurlstone, S36 9QW. 'South Yorkshire / North Derbyshire traditional carols and 'The Derby Tup' mummers play, performed by Handsworth Sword Dancing Team. Come and experience a night with a difference.' Download their carol sheet (pdf) of local and traditional carols. For more info, call 76 4892. The Huntsman. This item from Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'ABBA Eyes' (Abba tribute) - Evening, White Heart, by Penistone Bridge. Evening meal for £29 per person and an evening with the 'International Tribute Duo'. The White Heart website says: 'Back by popular demand.'
Thurs 3rd Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.45pm, Cawthorne village. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
Fri 4th Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.45pm, HoylandSwaine. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, St Agnes' Fountain (Folk-style Band) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. A four-piece band of singers and musicians on their 15th tour, performing Christmas carols in a mix of styles. The Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532. From street lamp poster.
Sat 5th Christmas Fair and Christmas Tree Festival - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Church. Free admission. Children's activities, visit from Santa, various seasonal and festive stalls. Also, tea, coffee and all-day breakfasts (sometimes a veggie option). After a hearty feed, the next stop will be the Market Barn ...
Penistone coat of arms Christmas Special Market and Carols - 8am to 3pm, with Christmas carols 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Penistone Market Barn. With a bar from The Huntsman, and festive music from Thurlstone Brass Band. There will be: lots of stalls, fresh veg, clothes and bags, crafts, pets' bits, plants, textiles and a heap more. (For stall enquiries, call Rob on 07447 949 885). St John's School will lead the carol singing but you can all join in and enjoy singing along with the Christmas favourites. The Round Table will be helping out and local radio people will talk to other people. Then, around 3.30pm, everyone will dash around the corner to ...
Penistone coat of arms BaubleThe Christmas Lights - Switch-on 4pm outside Penistone Church in what 'Look Local' calls 'St John's Square' (actually 'Market Place') outside Penistone Church. Penistone Mayor Andrew Millner will switch on the lights, possibly assisted by a small, shivering and terrified child, watched by Santa and an assortment of ankle-biters. Penistone Round Table (Facebook) will bring Santa and little helpers on his brand-new sleigh (amply funded by the Ward Alliance, for which, many thank-yous from the RT). This event is traditionally the first Saturday of December.
  ,,   ,, Magical Christmas Party (For children) - 4pm to 6pm, Activity Village (Opposite the British Legion), St Mary's Street, S36 6DT. Tickets £8 for under 3, £10 for older. Red carpet entrance with snow and mocktail drinks reception. Meet and greet with characters and photo ops. Sit-down meal and a gift for each child. Glitter tattoos, Christmas carols and disco. Tel 07921 815 786 for booking and more info. Get up and Dance.
  ,,   ,, Santa Sleigh Run - 5.45pm, Streets of Penistone. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
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Oxspring Christmas Lights - Probably near 4pm as it gets dark. Barnsley Chronicle says that Oxspring Parish Council has re-sited the lights and abandoned the traditional twelve days before Christmas and twelve days after, bringing them into line with other local councils. A local resident has been kind enough to let them plug in the lights.
  ,,   ,, Tapas Evening - Generations Café, St Mary's Street. Call 76 1583 for more details and booking. Café Generation (Facebook). From a sandwich board.
Sun 6th Santa's Special Train (to Sheffield and back) - Departs 10.46am from Penistone Railway Station on the Sheffield train (it departs from Huddersfield at 10.11am, usually Platform 2), calling at Barnsley at 11.03am. Join Santa and his helpers, with goodies for children and sherry and mince pies for the adults. The returning Santa train departs Sheffield at 12.36pm, calling at Barnsley at 12.56pm and Penistone at 1.23pm. Penistone Line Partnership. From PLP booklet.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Special Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Lane, Thurgoland. Admission: Adults £5, Conc £4 (for Students 16 to 25 and 'Seniors: Un-waged'), Children £1 (5 to 16), Children under 5 Free. Brass band from 1pm (doesn't say which one). Santa's train for all ages, hot and cold food. Tea and coffee. From poster and 'Look Local'.
  ,,   ,, 'Dickensian Fayre' - From noon, White Heart. Gifts for Christmas, mulled wine and hot chestnuts. Quality gift stallholders. Traders book via 01226 76 2843. White Heart.
  ,,   ,, PLP Christmas Dinner - The Sheffield train Departs 2.46pm from Penistone Railway Station (2.11pm from Huddersfield) to arrive in Silkstone Common at 2.52pm. With Folk Singing on the train. This is for the Penistone Line Partnership Christmas Dinner at the Station Inn, Silkstone Common, with some probable carols around the fire. Anyone interested in attending the dinner should contact Rowena on 07912 753 817. Meals must be booked in advance. From PLP booklet.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Lights Switch-on - 4pm, by Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. Also Santa's Sleigh from Penistone Round Table. See RT's Facebook for details. Possibly with Thurlstone Brass Training Band. See MGVCA (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.30pm, Spring Vale. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Pop-up Shop - Noon to 7pm, Cubley Hall. 'Unique art, hand-made gifts and vintage items from local artists and retailers'. Cubley Hall - 76 6086.
Mon 7th Carol Train - Departs 7.50pm from Penistone Railway Station (7.16pm from Huddersfield) on the (Sheffield) train to Silkstone Common. Then sing carols around the log fire at the Station Inn, Silkstone Common and drool with a beer or two, before taking the 9.18pm, Silkstone Common to arrive 9.25pm at Penistone and 10pm at Huddersfield. Penistone Line Partnership. From PLP booklet.
Tues 8th Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.45pm, Thurgoland. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, 'Carols by Candlelight' - Evening, White Heart, by Penistone Bridge. Evening meal for £27 per person and an evening of Christmas carols performed by (the excellent) Denby Dale Ladies' Choir. Probably a good idea to book early. White Heart.
Weds 9th 'A Carol is Not Just for Christmas' (History group talk) - Opens 2pm to start at 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. Annual subscription is £10. This is a Penistone History Group talk by Louise McInnes. The group is on the look-out for Penistone Almanacks, local historical photos or anything relating to local history. It is better kept in Penistone than lost in Barnsley. Note that the Penistone Archive is open most Market days in the Lower Hall. Details from leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.45pm, Green Moor and Crane Moor. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm, Tesco, Un-named Road. All your favourites to sing along to with music from Thurlstone Brass (and Training) Band. From their website.
Thurs 10th Aprille and the Shower (Bluegrass music) - 8.30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman, 136 Manchester Road, S36 9QW. The Huntsman, Facebook.
Fri 11th BMBC 'Have Your Say'. Their extended Public Consultation exercise ends on this day. Get your comments into Barnsley Council's website for their 'Local Plan' which concerns local development and is likely to have an adverse effect on our town. Don't just say 'I don't like it', as that will be ignored by them. Give them solid reasons such as strain on the local facilities, loss of Green belt, change of character of our rural town, blending together of villages, etc. See BMBC Have Your Say.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - 1.30pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, High Street opposite the top of Ward Street. No details of what will happen but everyone will be welcome to join in. Universally known as 'Buckingham Palace'.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.45pm, Oxspring. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Community Carol Service - 6.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland. Thurgoland Community Choir will lead the singing of traditional carols, accompanied by a group of string players, led by Amy Kent (former pupil of Thurgoland school and now leader of CSYO). There will also be poems, readings and prayers and a re-telling of the Christmas story by children from Thurgoland school and members of the Community. Then the congregation will walk to the Village Hall for the Christmas tree lights to be turned on. But see below.
But, NB.
Please note there is a discrepancy here with the time. The Thurgoland website gives 6.30pm as the start of the Carol Service, while Barnsley Chronicle gives the same time for the Christmas tree lights being switched on by the Village Hall, which is supposed to follow on from the service.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7pm, Methodist (West End) Chapel, Millhouse Green. Tickets £5. A concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook). Refreshments and raffle.
  ,,   ,, The Last Laugh Comedy Club - Doors open 7pm for 8pm, Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road. Tickets £12 (over 18s only). 'Celebrating Twenty years of Yorkshire comedy'. Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster introduces: Duncan Oakley, Eddy Brimson and Paul Pirie for your pleasure and edification. Who knows, they might be big names some day. The Paramount has a bar and you can take a drink to your seat. See The Paramount, call the Box Office on 76 7532. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL. Festive music from Thurlstone Brass Band. From their website.
Sat 12th Charity Santa Dash (2km Fun Run and 10km Run in Barnsley) - Fun Run starts 11am and 10km Run starts 11.30am, Locke Park, Barnsley, S70 1YG. This is a fund-raiser for Barnsley Hospice. Fee charges, book online at Eventbrite or call 01226 244 244, extension 250:
  • 2km Fun Run (About 1¼ Miles):
    Adults (15+) £8 (run only) or £10.50 (Run + Santa Suit); Child (5 to 14) £5 (Run only) or £7.50 (Run + Santa Suit); Children under 5 free.
  • 10km Run (about 6¼ Miles):
    Adults (15+) £13 (Run only) or £15.50 (Run + Santa Suit).
Their website has plenty of exclamation marks:
'This Christmas cracker of an event is sure to get you in the festive spirit - get involved or yule be sorry you missed it! Join a festive frenzy of Santa’s and all that is Christmassy dashing around Locke Park. The route will take you through cheering crowds before finishing with Santa’s favourite, a mince pie! Bring your whole family to join in the festive fun! It's open to all ages.'
See Barnsley Hospice. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Christmas 'Crafty Saturday' - 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. £2 returnable deposit required on booking. For children 6months to 11 yrs. A range of arts and crafts activities which cost £5 or less each. See Creation Station.
  ,,   ,, Family Christmas Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Everyone is welcome. This is an very old chapel with its own atmosphere.
A service in two halves: 1) A candle-light service remembering Christmas past, and 2) Looking forward with fun and laughter. From poster.
  ,,   ,, A Compton Christmas Cracker - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets £8. Free parking. This is a special Christmas concert on the Mighty paramount Compton Organ, performed by Kevin Grunhill and Andrew Nix. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532. See also Penistone Cinema Organ Trust. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - 3.45pm, Cubley. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Grand Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount Theatre. All tickets £9. A Christmas Concert organised by Denby Dale and District Rotary Club, with Skelmanthorpe Band and New Mill MVC and an un-named 'special guest'. Clashes with the next item. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
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Choral Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Parish Church. Tickets £7, including refreshments, from Judy on 76 3754 or Derek on 01226 287 226. This is a concert by Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir with Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School String Orchestra. Proceeds in aid of 'Little Sparklers' and the String Orchestra. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Choral Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Tickets £7, accompanied U16s free, available from Marjorie White at the church, Email: concerts@bolsterstonemvc.co.uk, or call 07831 495 337. This is a concert by Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir. From poster.
Sun 13th Penistone Bowling Club SGM and AGM - 10.30am (Special General Meeting) and 11am (Annual General Meeting), Penistone Bowling Club, Back lane. This is for paid-up members only. The SGM will consider rule changes (although the AGM would also have had the power to do that). For further information, members may call Phil Vickers on 07966 381 194 or email: secretary@penistonebowlingclub.co.uk. Details from the Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Food and Christmas Fair - 10.30am start, Market Barn. Open sided building, no admission. Plenty of parking. Food, drink, arts, crafts, clothing, children's craft toys, hand-made jewellery and live entertainment. From a badly written (randomly capitalised) flier.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 2pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Includes a combined school choir. Christmas greetings from Penistone and District Churches Together. 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Children's Party - 2pm to 4pm, Thurlstone School Hall. Their message says: 'Come along and have some Christmas fun, traditional party games, dancing, and a visit from the Man himself!! Tickets £3.00 per child (includes Christmas gift), available from Monday 30th November from Karen Cluthers, Tracy Crowther and Daisy Chains pre-school. Tickets are limited so please buy early to avoid disappointment - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Everyone'. From Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol and Children's Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Christmas greetings from Penistone and District Churches Together. 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Carol Service - 3pm, St Anne's Church, Carlecotes. Christmas greetings from Penistone and District Churches Together. 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - 3.45pm, Silkstone. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church. With traditional and local pub carols. Christmas greetings from Penistone and District Churches Together. 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Quiz Night - 9pm-ish, Penistone Royal British legion, St Mary's Street. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Penistone RBL.
Mon 14th Christmas Carols in the Pub - From 8.30pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. Free admission. Sing along with Shepley Band. 'Join us for a mulled wine and complementary mince pie'. There's always something going on at The George Inn, (Facebook)
Tues 15th Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.45pm, Wentworth Road, Penistone. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Wreaths (Talk and Demonstration) - 7.30pm, Wortley hall. Admission £2.50 or free for 'Friends of Wortley hall'. This presentation is by Jo Kershaw, who will show you how to wreathe the wreaths. All are welcome. From 'Look Local'.
  ,,   ,, Home Alone (Comedy Film, 1991, PG) - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. An 8-year old troublemaker protects his home from a pair of hapless burglars after he is accidentally left at home alone by his holidaying family during Christmas. With Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. See IMDb. Bookings: Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532.
Weds 16th 'It's a Wonderful Life' ('U' Film) - 2pm and 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Ticket £6, Conc £5. Classic Christmas tear-jerker by Frank Capra, with James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and others. It is 2hours and 10mins long. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532. See also IMDb about the film.
  ,,   ,, Dog Portrait Opportunity - 6pm to 9pm, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. Facebook says that it is 15mins per dog - at no charge. To reserve a place for you and your pooch, call 07507 667 116. 'We offer dog training classes covering basic training and obedience for all ages and breeds of dog. We run three classes including puppy (up to 6 months), juvenile (6 months to 1 year) and adult (1 year and over). Our training classes run from Penistone and Ackworth, Wakefield'. See also their Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm, Tesco, Un-named Road. All your favourites to sing along to, from Thurlstone Brass (and Training) Band.
Thurs 17th The Good Egg Band - 9pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. 'The Good Egg Band are local Folk musicians from the Holme Valley area. Some of them will be performing for us in the bar area on Thursday. Come and listen / join in.'
Fri to Thurs
18th to 24th
'Spectre' ('12A' James Bond Film) - 2pm matinee Fri/Sat/Sun and at 7.30pm each evening, Penistone Paramount Theatre. Ticket £6, Conc £5. The latest Bond film, with Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw. 150 butt-clenching minutes long. Paramount Theatre, Box Office 76 7532. Updated details from the Paramount booklet. See also IMDb for more info on the film.
Fri 18th Santa's Sleigh Run - 5.30pm, Ingbirchworth and Wellhouse Lane, Penistone. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Neil Wilde, 'The Piano Man' - From 8.30pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. Free admission. Boogie woogie rock, rhythm and roots music. There's always something going on at The George Inn, (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Festive Evening - Generations Café, St Mary's Street. The sandwich board says its a three course meal. Call 76 1583 for more details and booking. Café Generation (Facebook).
Weekend
19th, 20th
Beer Sampling Weekend - 10am to 4pm Sat and to 2pm Sun, Bradfield Brewery, Watt House Farm, High Bradfeild, S6 6LG. Try before buying their well-known and much-liked beers, which are available as single bottles or gift packs. For more information, call 01142 851 118.
Sat 19th 'Fun Wreaths and Garlands' (Exhibition) - Noon to 3.30pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church, S36 7JQ. Refreshments available. Probably the only time you will ever find 'Fun' and 'Wreaths' in the same sentence. From 'Look Local'.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - 3.45pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
Sun 20th Carols Around Millhouse Green - 9.30am. Festive music from Thurlstone Brass Band.
  ,,   ,, Christmas 'Arty Party' - 10am to noon and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. Places are limited and must be booked at £10 per child. Two hours of gift-making, music, games, refreshments and the child takes home a party bag. Call 01226 307 051 or Email saraleroux@thecreationstation.co.uk for more information. For children 18months to 11 yrs, who must be accompanied by an adult. See Creation Station.
  ,,   ,, 'Worship4all' - 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone. Includes 'The Clangers' aka The Junior Hand-chime Ringers. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Crib Service - 3pm, St Anne's Church, Carlecotes. A chance to visit this remote and small church. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 3pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones. It is worth visiting this very individual old chapel. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Joint Carol Service - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Held jointly with Penistone Community Church. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Run - 3.45pm, Silkstone Common. See Penistone Round Table's Facebook for details.
  ,,   ,, Candle-lit Carol Service - 6pm, Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Barnsley raod, Denby Dale. Everyone welcome.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone. Themed around businesses in the community and includes 'The Clangers' aka The Junior Hand-chime Ringers. From 'Tito S36'.
Mon 21st to
Fri 1st Jan
Christmas School Holiday - Two weeks off for the Christmas period.
Return Monday 4th January 2016. See BMBC School Dates.
Mon 21st Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. Carols from Millhouse Green MVC.
Weds 23rd Christmas Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm, Tesco, Un-named Road. All your favourites to sing along to, from Thurlstone Brass (and Training) Band.
Thurs 24th Christmas Eve.
  ,,   ,, Please note that there will not be a coffee morning in the RBL today and New Tear's Eve.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 4pm, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone. Christmas greetings from Penistone and District Churches Together. 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'. From 'Tito S36'.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Family Service - 6pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Parish Church.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Mass - 9pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Communion Mass - 11.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Communion - 11.30am, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Communion - 11.30am, St James' Church, Midhopestones.
Fri 25th Christmas Day - Gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, prezzies and mulled ǝuıʍ. Listen to uncle's bad jokes and laugh at all of the wrong moments. Come on, It's Christmas. And don't forget 'the reason for the season', and it isn't anything to do with fizzy pop in a shapely bottle with a red label.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eucharist - 10am, Penistone Parish Church. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eucharist - 10am, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Service - 10am, St Andrew's Church, High Street, Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Mass - 10.45am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road.
Sat 26th Boxing Day Meet - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Rockwood Harriers (fox hunt gathering). "Tootle-oo and Tally - Ho!". R Harriers.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band, dashing around our area. Enjoy a sing-along at these venues:
9.30am - Around Thurlstone;
1pm - Penistone Royal British Legion (followed at 3pm by Lyndsay Dracass);
2pm - White Heart.
Sun 27th Tinsel Tractor Run - Arrive from 10am to depart 10.30am, Start and finish at the Co-op Car Park, Holmfirth. Route is about 32 miles. Penistone people might view it by parking (sensibly) at Dunford Bridge.
The route for 2015: Thongsbridge, Netherthong, Oldfield, top of Honley Moor, Wolfstones, Ford Inn, Isle of Skye Road, Springs Lane, Flush House, Digley, Holme, Holme Bridge, Cartworth Moor, Dunford Bridge, Woodhead Pass. Then it is Dinner at the Dog and Partridge with a break of about 3/4 hour. The Dog and Partridge are happy for participants to use facilities and parking so long as people do not consume their own food and drink in the pub.
Next: Flouch, Hillhouse, Upper Maythorn, Tinker's Monument, Hepworth, Scholes, Totties, Wooldale and back to Holmfirth Co-op Car Park, 2.30pm-ish. Any cancellation due to bad weather will be on the Tractor Run's Facebook by 9am, Sunday morning at the latest. All vehicles must be taxed and insured and running on white diesel. Any vehicles with lights must make sure they are in working order. 'Don’t forget your tinsel and to wrap up warm.' In aid of the Multiple Schlerosis Society.
Tues 29th Hepworth Building Products (Hepworth Iron Co) Reunion - 1pm onwards, Keel Inn, Canal Street, Barnsley (next to Asda). Current and previous employees are invited to enjoy a get-together. Apparently there will be some old-timers turning up. This is also a charity event in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in Sheffield. For more information, Email: i.robinson100@o2.co.uk. Details from Penistone FM.
Thurs 31st New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate with fermented beverages in a local hostelries. 'Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot, etc.'
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan - This is the last date for Oxspring residents to make their views known on the plan. See the Oxspring NP site for more details. Hard copies are available for inspection from the parish council clerk, call 792 657. Completed forms may be returned via the website, Oxspring Post Office, St Aidan's, Waggon & Horses or Oxspring School. replies may also be emailed to: parish@oxspringplan.org.uk. Oxspring parish is leading the way on their plan and setting a good example of how it can be done with the right will and determination, for Penistone Town Council to follow.
  ,,   ,, Please note that there will not be a coffee morning in the RBL today.
  ,,   ,, Last date for bookings for the Sunday 3rd January Dressage Event, from 10am to 4.45pm, Romley Farm Indoor Arena, Peafields lane, Wortley Sheffield, S35 7DE. Various categories explained on the Legup Equestrian website. Entries close 31st December at 11am or before, if full.
  ,,   ,, PFR ManNew Year’s Eve Run (PFR four-hour run) - Gather at 10am, Fiddler's Green lay-by (top of Bord Hill, past the Dog & Partridge pub). Anyone intending to join us please post on Facebook or let Ian know another way, so he’ll know who to expect. Run includes thirty minutes in Ronksley shooting cabin. Bring food and drink of your choice. Kit requirements: full body cover, including hat and gloves. Your local guides should know where they are going so not everyone will need a map. Maybe a change of clothes for the cabin as you do tend to get cold while sitting around. Penistone Footpath Runners.
  ,,   ,, 'Thunder Bridge' (Live band) - From 7.30pm until late, Pie Hall, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale. Admission not stated on the poster but it is unlikely to be free. For more details, call 01484 862 895.
  ,,   ,, NY Eve Ceilidh - 8pm to Midnight, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Admission: Adults £10, Children 5 to 11 yrs, £5, available from Oxspring Post Office or call 07778 422 925. Music provided by the Retford ceilidh band 'Pinch O' Snuff', (same as in 2014). Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
  ,,   ,, Alex Quinn and The Man in the Street - 8.30pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. Free admission and a complementary finger buffet. There's always something going on at The George Inn, (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Sabre (Local 60s Rock Group) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion. Please note that non-members must be signed in at the Reception desk by current members. Our ever-popular local rock band Sabre (FB) will make the New Year's party go with a bang. Penistone RBL.
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